ONE Reloaded: Embracing Failure for Future Prosperity
Thursday 10 February 2022
“Failure is inevitable when you’re pushing the limits of knowledge,” explains Erika Hamden, an astrophysicist at the University of Arizona. Here are three short reads to transform our failures into future success.
Although making mistakes is a growth prerequisite, failures at work can be costly IF we do not learn from them. The first – and often the most challenging – step is acknowledging the error and embracing transparency with your colleagues and leaders. The second step is to reflect on the mistake by asking “what went wrong?” and “what you could do better next time?” Discover more ways to transform failure into opportunities here.
Trailblazers such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey have one thing in common: they are not afraid to fail again and again regardless of the number of wins. The key to progress is consistently cultivating a fail-safe culture, no matter the number of breakthroughs. Find out here how to face recurring disappointment with courage and tenacity to reach your goals.
Isaac Newton discovered the theory of calculus while in quarantine, and William Shakespeare wrote King Lear during a lockdown. “Constraints are the anchors of creativity,” agrees cognitive psychologist Catrinel Tromp. As the great visionaries before us, turn your limits into creative success by working with what you have, embracing new problem-solving strategies and aiming for the right milestones. Discover more ways to reimagine your limits here.