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  • Accountability

HANDLING FAILURE

What does Failure Mean?

Failing is actually important for becoming successful. It can be an incredible launching pad if we have the right mindset. If we have a growth mindset, we believe that almost anything that happens is in my best interest and is an opportunity to learn and grow.

How we respond to our failures is going to be based mostly on how much we try to live one of our values: Toughness. Mentally tough people choose not to quit and to never give up. 

Here are a few important things to remember about failure:

  • Failure isn’t fatal. No matter what happens, it’s really not that big of a deal. We’re always able to get up and keep going. Whether it’s a missed shot, a loss or a bad grade on a test. There will always be more opportunities. 
  • It’s crucial to learn from, understand, and correct the cause of the failure. Making a mistake, failing at something is a good thing. Because it gives you a chance to get better. But you have to make a commitment to work to not fail that way again.
  • Specifically, work on the cause (of the failure) until you’re no longer able to make that same mistake.
  • Understand that failure is, above all else, an opportunity to improve and grow.