W.I.N. Wednesday: Do you smile, gather strength and grow brave?
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
It is not a question of whether you are going to fail, screw up or make a mistake. It is a question a when, how often and how are you going to respond.
You are going to fail. It is part of the human experience.
You are going to screw up. You are human.
You will make mistakes. None of us are perfect.
Life happens. How do you choose to respond?
Do you embrace failure as feedback? Do you see it as an opportunity to learn a better way to do things and to grow?
When you make a mistake do you man up or woman up, standup, own up to the mistake, identify the learning and move forward better off for the experience?
Do you “gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection”?
It is tempting to shrink when failure strikes. It is easy to pout and point the finger of blame. It is safer to resolve to never stretch and take a risk again.
What’s Important Now? - Chose growth over easy and safe. Seek solutions over blame.
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