You just screwed up. Now what?
Time to count your blessings.
One in the same really, aren’t they?
Each failure I have experienced has brought me more lessons, learnings, insight. And it always leads to improvement.
“To avoid failure is to limit accomplishment.” – Will Rogers
Like the jobs I have lost (pink slip anyone?).
The relationships that have fizzled and the great, big accomplishments that have fallen short.Or even the pizza crust I totally screwed up a few days ago.
The blessing is in the learning. Now I know what I will do next time, whether it’s a business or a pizza crust recipe.Which brings me to our Spring Clean tip of the day…
Day 12 Spring Clean: Just Fail Already!
I have personally spent way too much time in my life trying to be perfect, or the best, or even just better than the thing right next to me.
It comes from a fear of failure.
Specifically, a fear of the unknown and a strong will to be in control.
Which works out great when everything goes your way, when hard work is all that you need to succeed. But it leaves you sitting flat on your face and pretty empty when forces beyond your control take over.
Which is precisely when embracing failure is well, fabulous!
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
So, fail away! Bring on the bust! Honor the totally unsuspected and groundbreaking whoop-sie-do!
Count your blessings and your failures.
And let the lesson in.