The Art of Failure

Contrary to what you might so see around you, failure can be good. The secret to success in business is to fail faster and learn more each time.

There are four behaviours we all go through on our way to failure and they play out as a pattern.

  1. Excitement
  2. Avoidance
  3. Excuses
  4. Blame

Knowing these four behaviours lets you interrupt to pattern, learn and grow.

If you really want to succeed, you’ll want to interrupt the pattern as soon as you notice you’re at the avoiding doing the things that are necessary.

What to Look for

When you begin seeing yourself avoiding tasks that you know you really should be doing, just check in with yourself and ask yourself these four questions.

  • Is it the right goal?
  • Do you have the right level of focus?
  • Does your plan accurately reflect your goals?
  • Are there any blocks or obstacles that prevent from taking action?

And, if the answers to any one of them gives you a new perspective…

Get Excited!

Because that is what will make the difference in your business.