Hello ladies and gentlemen, what “F” word do you like not to use in the English language? It is not what you may think, the one beginning with the letter “F” and ending with a “K”. I personally do not like to swear, in my day-to-day everyday language. That is my prerogative. As I say that last sentence, it is one that maybe I can use as my catchphrase. Sorry to digress, in answer to what “F” word I am referring to, it is failure. Lets go to the online dictionary definition of that word:
“1. The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends: the failure of an experiment.
2. One that fails: a failure at one’s career.
3. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short: a crop failure”
By the way, this list continues but do you get my point on how failure is often described as? Look at the sentences, re: not achieving. This may be the deterrence on why people do not go and get. Instead of looking at failure in a negative way, instead look at in the sense that: ” It did not work out as expected this time, but what insights did I get? What can I do differently next time?”
Many of the greats, or I am saying most of them would have experienced failure.Take the sporting hero Michael Jordan, he had missed “X” numbers of shots but he stilled continued to score shots.
Here is a tip to do, please write down some of your lessons that did not go according to plan. What did you learn? Are you still here? Yes, you survived to tell the tale. Final question: would you repeat the same action again? Here is a link to a YouTube video of Oprah Winfrey, where she discusses one of her greatest life lessons: “when you know better, you do better”. So do not let the fear of failure or past so-called failures, deter you from being a Go-Getter.