Bigger. Better. Faster. Fewer Ulcers.
|Apr 28, 2004 8:08 pm
||re: Learning from failure
| Sue T.
|| Well :) I view things a little differently. (shocking I know LOL) I never view things as failures but as you say here, "set backs" which enable me to view the situation again and then take a step in a new or different direction.
I had a setback in February where I was totally overwhelmed as I was doing too much and I couldn't keep up. What happened next, was there was that crash and burn. So what I learned in that, which may seem so simple but can sneak up on a body is to make sure to prioritize things every week, everyday if you make time for it. Space things out. Ask myself "what can I do today" ... what can I put off? What are my work habits? When do I function better? Morning or evenings?
For example with coaching sessions? NEVER EVER after 10:00 pm. I am a marshmallow and really have no focus. That would be on the phone, "however" I am able to respond to e-mails which is a totally different usage of the brain ... oddly enough LOL
So I learned to know me better ask questions learn git back up and now it's working. The good news is that now that I have had these few set backs, I've come up better ... not needing oxygen like the last time ...
Always git back up. Always try another direction even if it may seem like you have used up all of your options. S'just not true. You look hard enough ... it will be there. It won't come to me, or you or the next guy. Howz that! :)
> Eric Sohn wrote:
>Think back to a recent setback. Do you KNOW why it happenned? What are you doing to capitalize on what you learned?
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