Our event The Bounceback: How To Risk More and Fail Better highlighted that there are many positive lessons to be learnt from failure and it's a core part of growing and developing both professionally and personally. But bouncing back is often easier said than done. During the evening, we crowd-sourced thought starters on where to begin.
Please enjoy these #EverydayActions and let us know how you get on when you implement them.
Step in - try it
“Inaction through fear of failure is more damaging than failure itself.”
– Rosie Dalling, Founder, Healthy Selfish
1. Take a risk. Yes, it’s scary, but unless you do so, not only will you avoid failing, but you’ll not
have the opportunity to succeed either.
2. Don’t put it off. Often, the worst failure is not to try so don’t wait till tomorrow.
3. Behave more like a child. Have lots and lots of goes until you get there.
Step out – use others wisely
“You are never as amazing or as sh*t as you think you are”
– Andrew Monu, Director, Field and Product Marketing, LinkedIn
1. Identify your safety net and a personal board to support you if you have blips.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask people for help.
3. Focus on yourself, rather than what others think
Step back – learn from it
“If you are not feeling imposter syndrome at least 10% of the time, are you even stretching yourself?”
– Susan “Spark” Park, Global Product Marketing Lead, Facebook
1. Treat minor setbacks as an opportunity for major comebacks.
2. Accepting and acknowledging failure is the first stepping stone to success.
3. Always ask yourself what can you learn from this?
Step through – reframe your thinking
“Embrace failure. See it as something that helps shape who you are.”
- Lisa Thomas, Global Chief Brand Officer, Virgin
1. Failure needn’t define the rest of your life – always ask yourself will this matter in a year from now?
2. You can choose to be the victim or hero of your life story.
3. View failures as set-backs – there’s always another opportunity ahead.
4. Give yourself permission to fail
What actions would you recommend? Tell us on Twitter @BloomUK using #EverydayActions