goals101, mindset

Reframing Failure

If you’ve been following me on social media lately, you’ll know that I’m very focused on goal setting. I firmly believe proper goal setting and planning are key to long term success. It’s great to think that we can just float through life without a care and still accomplish things. But is that reality? It certainly isn’t mine.

Anyway, what I really want to focus on right now is failure.

Yes, failure.

If you’re like most people, that word brings on a very visceral response. For some, it may lead down a road of “I’m not good enough,” or “I’m not smart enough.” It becomes a judgement of character. Does it have to be that way? 

What if we used our failures as fact finding missions? So you didn’t get the result you had anticipated. Do you beat yourself up? Do you give up completely?

Here’s where the fact finding begins. Was the goal attainable or did you bite of more than you could chew? Did you plan appropriately? At what point did things go awry? What could you have done different? This is the time to dig deep.

Now here’s the most important part. You must use that information. You have to put it to work. Will you reconsider the same goal? Or do you head in a different direction? Either way, you have information to work with.

This is something we will be discussing extensively in Goals101 beginning January 2. If you haven’t signed up, there is still time. This is a program for everyone looking to achieve big things in 2017. It is all done online so you can participate anywhere!

Here’s to big things in 2017. Failure and all!