In this episode of Awareness Addicts, Dr. Gala Gorman, the show’s host, discusses the importance of failure … why it shouldn’t be feared, and instead, how to turn failure into an opportunity for success.
As Gorman says, “If you’re like most humans, failing is discouraged. We would try to hide it, or worse, avoid it by not trying. But, we’re going to learn to celebrate failure. It is failure that precedes growth and development … and success. As you develop awareness, you’re going to have ideas that call you to bigger and better things. If you’re willing to experience some discomfort, the payoff could be HUGE!”
In the episode, listeners will:
- Focus on dreams and desires … and become aware of opportunities
- Learn what it takes to become proficient in a new activity or hobby
- Understand why trying something new produces fear
In a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, failure was highlighted. Specifically, how to learn from failures.
“Once a failure has been detected, it’s essential to go beyond the obvious and superficial reasons for it to understand the root causes. This requires the discipline—better yet, the enthusiasm—to use sophisticated analysis to ensure that the right lessons are learned and the right remedies are employed. The job of leaders is to see that their organizations don’t just move on after a failure but stop to dig in and discover the wisdom contained in it.”
As Gorman points out, whether the failure is happening in one’s personal life or at the business level, the fundamentals are the same.
“Why is failure analysis often shortchanged? Because examining our failures in depth is emotionally unpleasant and can chip away at our self-esteem. Left to our own devices, most of us will speed through or avoid failure analysis altogether.”
If setting a goal or making a change is not working, there is some underlying cause that will continue sabotaging the process. Doing this sort of self-reflection and examination is what will ultimately lead to success.
In this episode of Awareness Addicts, listeners learn to celebrate failures. After all, it’s failure that precedes growth and development … and success.
For those interested in tuning into this show visit: AA 0010: Lessons for Success: What We Learn from Failures
In this episode of Awareness Addicts, we’re going to learn to celebrate failure. It is failure that precedes success. You need to get comfortable with failure … even celebrate it. Are you willing to experience some discomfort? Because the payoff could be HUGE! Using self-reflection and examination is what will ultimately lead to your success.