In the last module, we explored how when our self-esteem and belonging needs are not met, we operate from a state of deficiency. Our productivity becomes suffocated. We limit ourselves. Reaching our goals and realizing our true potential seems unlikely, if not impossible.
In this post, I want to talk about another reason we may not reach our goals and be as productive as we could be: How we handle failure.
Let me begin by saying that we will all fail at some point, and anyone who tells you that you can do anything worthwhile and avoid failure is lying to you.
Learning anything new, attempting to start a new career, pushing yourself to do more than you have before — it all comes with the risk of failure.
Failure is simply what happens when we are challenging ourselves to do more. Avoiding failure, on the other hand, will keep us exactly where we are right now.
If we want to reach our goals and move beyond where we are right now, we cannot avoid failure, but we can change our attitude toward it and use it for our benefit.