What’s your attitude about failure?

I absolutely love this read! Check it out and find out what Michael Jordan has to say about success.  http://tinyurl.com/bjar5d6

All too often we see our failures as a waste of time,  wishing they had never happened.  When this is the case, not only do we miss the lesson, but also the opportunity to discover our resiliency and flexibility.  In other words, our ability to tolerate distress provides us with an internal sense of strength and confidence.  As a therapist and an educational consultant, I often see my clients believing that either they or someone else is to blame if they are experiencing emotional distress. Yet, life is naturally full of distressing experiences and learning to cope with them and see them as an opportunity to grow, is an approach worth developing. For adults, and children, understanding that there is value in failure, turns regret into success.

As Rainer Maria Rilke stated, “We wasters of sorrows! How we stare away into sad endurance beyond them, trying to foresee their end! Whereas they are nothing else than our winter foliage, our sombre evergreen, one of the seasons of our interior year.”

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One Response to What’s your attitude about failure?

  1. Stu Cameron says:

    “The seasons of our interior year.” The entire Rilke quote is amazing. Thanks!

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