Black and White…Fast and Slow…Small or Big…Failure and Success is all about perspective and how we train our minds to set expectations and see things around us in life and professional career to learn from them and become a better person.
By Emile Fakhoury
I have seen and practiced that failure is a cycle that is an integral part of the achievements that we accomplish in our life and career; it is like constructing a brick of achievements and using both success and failure as basic and essential elements to complete it.
Although the concept of Failure and Success is widely discussed and makes sense, it has been the subject of limited academic research to date.
There have been several case studies used in the U.S. Army and have been extended to various fields. These studies concluded that individuals who discussed Failure and Success learned at higher rates than soldiers who discussed just failures.
We learn more if we review Failure and Success than just focusing on success.
When failure happens, the most important thing is to have a deep dive review on what went wrong and how to avoid it.
This exercise of discussing Failure and Success should be embedded in the organization review process and be an integral part of the learning plan for career growth.
For most of us, most learning will come from our day-to-day experiences. You can choose to be vulnerable and learn from your Failure and Success, and you can choose to defend yourself and reinforce your executive authority.
I would choose the first option to be vulnerable and learn actively from Failure and Success to help you balance your emotions and decisions and become a better person to deal with Failure and Success.