Failing/making mistakes is not all that bad. If we can look back and analyze what went wrong and learn from it, our odds of succeeding will improve. To learn from failure, however, we have to “own” it. We have to figure out what went wrong and what to do better next time. If we don’t, we end up repeating the same mistakes over and over again. By acknowledging them, we tend to avoid covering up, rationalizing or blaming.
There’s always an intelligent way to handle any failure/mistakes you come across or made in life. The most intelligent way I’ve found is to record my failures in what I like to call a “FAILURE/MISTAKES RESUME.”
How to create a Failure/Mistakes Resume?
Look back at all the areas of your life. Professional, Financial, Relationships, Emotional, Health and Spiritual. List down the failures you have had/mistakes you have made. Get to the root of the problem by asking Why?. Keep repeating the Why’s till you arrive at the root cause. Then create an action plan to avoid this in the future.
- How to avoid?
Here is a list of my most jarring mistakes. I wouldn’t want to share the WHY’s with you. I would stand exposed. But this list is really helping me to build my personal brand with honesty and humility.
Try it out.
- Not learning Arabic
- Not making health a top priority
- Selling myself too low
- Reacting without thinking
- Not working on writing my book
- Being too frank on Social Media
- Not praying on time
- Not staying in touch with old pals