Heading towards the New Year, New You mindset, this piece challenges the reader to reframe previous work (and personal) experiences that we may have filed away as failures, and identify a different perspective.
Perceived failure can unconsciously impact future outcomes or expectations negatively, which can lead to stress or other mental wellbeing issues.
It takes a conscious shift in mindset, either from yourself or with the support of a trusted manager, or coach to evolve your thinking to identify positive objectives or goals. This shift 'forward' helps to avoid history repeating itself, making achievement, not failure the goal.
Ultimately, perhaps the most significant failure in any situation is a failure to recognise what we can learn from it.
The chips aren’t always going to fall where you want them to — but if you understand that reality going in, you can be prepared to wring the most value out of the experience, no matter the outcome.