What’s the best career advice you’ve ever been given?
This might sound a little unusual at first, but the best career advice I was ever offered was to learn to fail, or fail to learn. And you’d be amazed after hearing it once how many great leaders I’ve since heard espouse the benefits of failure.
Thomas Edison claims he: “Failed his way to success.” But does this kind of career advice really work in the modern world?
Why Failure Is Great Career Advice
Those who understand that failure is inextricably linked with achievement are the ones who learn, grow and ultimately do well. Their brains literally become smarter as a result as a result of this career advice.
It‘s no coincidence that some of the most successful people throughout history – Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, The Beatles, and Michael Jordon – are the ones who have failed the most.
In today’s new episode of ChelleMcQuaid TV, I’ll teach you how two beliefs in particular can help to embrace this great piece of career advice to bring more success + happiness into your life.
Click here for the tweetable — Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts – Winston Churchill @chellemcquaid.
Put this career advice to the test
This week when you notice you’re screwing something up take note of the beliefs – the stories you’re telling yourself – about what’s happening. Do you have a “fixed” mindset of “I’m not good enough, I’m such a failure, I hope nobody will notice” or are you using a “growth mindset” of “Whoops, okay what can I learn from this and how will I do better.”
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