Blessed are the failures

A “growth mindset” thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. Not only are people with this mindset not discouraged by failure, but they don’t actually see themselves as failing in those situations — they see themselves as learning.* 

I rarely lay on the ground. But I often brought others to the earth. Today I think about it, as of my failures. The task of the leader is not only to build a team that will achieve its goals. Real leadership is helping others reach their summits. My plans rarely meant waiting for marauders. It was my way to always deliver what I agreed to do. Was there a different way? I could certainly explain more. Spend more time communicating. Even if the decisions were exactly the same.

I am a big fan of the book „Living with a Seal: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man”. But can a company make a special unit soldier from everyone? I always chose only the best people for my teams. It hangs the bar very high before everybody else.


*”Mindset. The new psychology of success.”, Carol S. Dweck