Climbing stairsA few days ago, I found out that I had failed at something that was very important to me.

It didn’t feel good at all, so to take my mind off it I watched a movie and heard the line…

“Our failures are the steps we climb.”

That helped me remember that failures are temporary, despite what they might feel like at the time, and we can climb beyond them if we choose to.

We can look at the steps, frozen in bewilderment saying ‘Why me?’ or we can start climbing and say, ‘What next?’

Which approach to failure do you think is more useful?

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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