We grow when we face challenges
Thomas Edison said “I did not fail – I found 100 ways not to do it”
and we are familiar with the phrase “like a phoenix rising from the ashes”.
Perhaps we could say “Success is failure turned inside out”
I asked Ken Jones of Why Events about his take on the subject of mishaps.
Here’s what he had to say:
We do not need to fail to succeed
When something goes wrong it gives you the opportunity to learn from mistakes
Even when things go wrong
When it isn’t your mistake
It can teach you patience
It can teach you understanding
When we say ‘well I thought this would happen if I did this – but this happened’
So they’re all opportunities for growth
A lot of us believe that when we do something, a certain thing is going to happen as a result
But something completely different happens instead
It isn’t always that what we believe or perceive is going to happen will happen
So mishaps are opportunities for growth
They happen to teach us patience
But it teaches you that when things happen
You learn from what happened
And then know : I do it that way or I don’t do it that way
That what its all about
It’s not like you have to fail to succeed
That’s a defeatist attitude
You don’t have to fail at any time
But if things do go wrong
You can learn from them rather than getting angry and upset that things aren’t going your way
You learn when you realise – ‘Ah this is what happens when I do this’
So that next time you have learnt from it
Cos you won’t make that mistake again
And that’s what I’m trying to say
You never have to fail to succeed
Mishaps or things that go wrong are opportunities for growth
Why do they go wrong?
Do they go wrong because somebody else did something wrong?
Or because you did something wrong?
Or they went wrong because something different happened to what you expected
This is what its about
It’s about learning from mishaps.
Ken Jones WhyEvents.ca
Article written by Sharon Jones
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