If you’re just joining us, be sure to start at the beginning of the 31 Days to Your Goal series!
Yesterday, my goal-setting advice was summed up in two words: expect success. Today — because I like to keep you on your toes — I’m going to offer you what may appear to be the opposite advice: embrace failure.
When I said to expect success, I meant it. You have to believe that you can and will achieve your goal for there to be any hope of actually doing it. But what I didn’t mean is that you should expect perfection.
We’ve talked about perfection paralysis a little bit already too. And you know the cure is for perfection paralysis? Expecting imperfection. Embracing the failure.
Embracing the failure means learning from your each failure and looking at it as a stepping stone to success rather than a burden that’s weighing you down. It means acknowledging that each time you fail brings you one step closer to success…but only if you continue trying.
When you embrace failure, it’s no longer something to fear, something that holds you back from trying. Being willing to fail means you’re much more likely to succeed!
How has failure made you better? What have you learned about yourself or a goal through failure?
|Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy on the way, and together, they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. She loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|