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1313 Recovering From Failure
1. “Failing forward” is the ability to get back up after you’ve been knocked down, learn from
your mistake, and move forward in a better direction.
2. Don’t buy into the notion that mistakes can somehow be avoided. They can’t be.
3. Failure is not a one-time event; it’s how you deal with life along the way. Until you
breathe your last breath, you’re still in the process, and there is still time to turn things
around for the better.
4. You are the only person who can label what you do a failure. Failure is subjective.
5. Don’t allow the fire of adversity to make you a skeptic. Allow it to purify you.
6. Generally speaking, there are two kinds of learning: experience, which is gained from
your own mistakes, and wisdom, which is learned from the mistakes of others.
7. Seek advice, but make sure it’s from someone who has successfully handled mistakes
8. When to quit: (1) Quit something you don’t do well to start something you do well. (2)
Quit something you’re not passionate about to do something that fills you with passion.
(3) Quit something that doesn’t make a difference to do something that does.
9. People change when they hurt enough that they have to, learn enough that they want to,
or receive enough that they are able to.
John Wooden once said, “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”