I've had a situation that has not gone according to plan, a relationship clash that ended on a sour note. Now I'm trying to step back and take responsibility for my shortcomings, learn and then let go.
But it's more of a blow in January, just at the time I'm trying to focus on goals for the New Year.
This Forbes article offers some great ideas on how to deal with failure, but I'd like to add one more to the list. I suggest rather than thinking failure, try a combo of adventure and failure and call it "failventure."
Every change, whether good or bad, is all part of the roller coaster of life. Failure alone sounds sad, but if I look at it as an adventure I'm more likely to allow for new insights in the aftermath.
A valuable part of sharing personal stories is to tell about the challenges, too. How we cope can help others reflect on how they can move through and survive hardship.
Today I'm dealing with sad feelings but I'm also keeping close to the idea that this is all part of the adventure.
Feel free to offer your best strategies for dealing with failventures.
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