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Make Friends With Failure

  • Let go of a sense of fear. Validate that your failure means you’re trying for something that matters to you.
  • Focus on learning. If you never fail, you don’t have the opportunity to learn as deeply because you’ve succeeded, patted yourself on the back, and kept moving.
  • Feel the pain. Rather than avoiding the sting of a negative performance evaluation or ignoring the pain of losing your job, reflect on how it feels and how you can learn and improve for the next time.
  • Be positive. You can also use failure to an advantage by managing your own thought processes.

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