How did you fail today? This is a great question to ask daily. This may seem negative at first, but harvesting your failures is where your greatest lessons lay in waiting for you. Wear them as badges of honour! This takes courage and humility, and is not for the faint of heart, but this is where greatness lives.
Your best self lies on the other side of the hard work it will take to pick yourself up, and keep pushing past your failures. This is extremely painful, but if it were easy everyone would be doing it! Running from failure can only lead to regret, and this is a far worse pain, a poison felt slower over a much longer period of time. One of the best activities you can engage in, is to interview and spend time with some senior citizens in your life, either in your family, or by volunteering. When you see the scope of an entire lifetime, it becomes clear how valuable failures really are. Spend some time going over your life adding up your biggest failures, and you’ll see that’s where most of your best lessons and most profound steps forward in your life exist.
Hurry up and fail! The more you rack up the better. This is a sign you are going for it, getting after it, and pushing yourself. I want to hear about them, and what you’ve learned! Share your lessons with anyone you can, to inspire others on their path. Failure is a sign of life. The only people that aren’t failing are in the graveyard. Failing forward is where your best self lives, so get up, brush your self off, and take one more step forward!