Reframe Failure as the "F" Word
"There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them." ~ Thomas Krause
Do you remember when you were a kid and you were playing a game and made a fumble, and yelled, "Do over - do over - do over?" Well, grown-ups can yell "do over" too.
We've been conditioned to think of failing as a big, fat, shame-filled "F," bringing forth punishment (like summer school). Truly though, failure is just a word that sets off a reaction in us. Let's take failure, change our reaction to this "F" word, and reframe it.
Okay, so things didn't turn out the way you wanted, or go the way you planned. Take a look at the situation without judgment. Ask yourself, "What really happened here? How can I experience this as feedback? What can I do differently next time?" No judgment, just learning. No failures, just feedback.