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Is Failure the End of Everything?


"The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose." --John McEnroe

Much as we would like, not everything is going to go our way. Even if we prepare for what we hope is every eventuality, things will, and do, go wrong. It is how we react to those situations that is important, not necessarily the situations themselves. Are you going to collapse in a heap and wish everyone and everything would go away? Are you going to pretend that nothing has happened? What else is there to do?

It's time to decide that there is no such thing as failure, just the opportunity to learn from the experience and move forward.

How about taking what was considered to be a failure, seeing what needs to be changed, improved etc, so that it does not recur, and go on from there.

Decide not to repeat the same mistakes and face the next challenge with your head held high.

By making those mistakes, and learning from them, you will grow and accomplish more. Learn what doesn't work and query why it didn't work and take the opportunity to try a new approach.

Examine everything and formulate plan B, C or Z - until it does work.

Take responsibility. Find a solution.

Your own failure would be if you didn't make the decision to learn and move on - to success.

Kate Harper is based in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Check out her website http://www.harpercoaching.com

She works with people who are fed up with moaning about their lives and have decided to do something about it. If that is you, please see her website. She is happy to work with people from any part of the world.

"The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult." Madame Marie du Deffand

Take your first step today and contact Kate.


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