Failure. Rejection. If you aren't ready to crash and burn, can you really try something new, daring, or adventurous? Resilience to failure is a skill just like any other, and must be learned if you wish to be bold and creative in your life and work. But how? One option is mental - practice envisioning the very worst possible outcome to the situation (which usually isn't all that bad!), or remembering all the successes you've had in the past. A more drastic technique is to be like Jia Jiang in the TED Talk below and try 'exposure therapy,' purposefully failing time and time again to try and reduce the hurt. But no matter what, it's worth realizing that everyone fails and gets rejected, and that you can bounce back and learn from it! Only in this way can you give yourself the space to try new things, and learn and grow in the meantime.
We have a pretty interesting exercise on embracing failure that we do in our
Positive Leadership workshop
, if you want to dig a little deeper. And we're offering the course twice in upcoming months - in October and December! Shoot us an email at
to learn more!