Failed To Achieve A Goal? Get Back Up And Learn From It

We tend to think of failure as something shameful, undesirable. Understandably, failing to achieve it often cause negative feelings, no matter how big or small the goal was.

And the only way to overcome those feelings is by changing the way we understand failure – it is part of the process of success and leaves valuable lessons if we know how to learn from it.

Failed To Achieve A Goal? Get Back Up And Learn From It

Three ways to redefine failure and learn from it effectively.

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes – Learning from your mistakes is about more than just thinking about what went wrong. The first step towards using failure as a tool for success is to stop seeing mistakes as shameful.

 

Think about it – a mistake is not just a natural part of embarking on a new project; it is also part of the human experience. As such, they should be accepted as a necessary step towards achieving your goals.

In her article “Strategies for Learning from Failure”, Amy C. Edmondson classifies mistakes in three categories:

Preventable

These are the mistakes we often think of as bad. They result from lack of focus or attention to the procedures needed to achieve the goal.

Complexity-related

These mistakes happen when the goal is the product of many factors – your own motivation, previous skills, your environment, support network, and the resources you have to accomplish it. If any of these fail, you might be unable to achieve the goal.

Intelligent mistakes

According to Adam Mendler in his article What Sales Executives Can Learn From Failure, having the freedom to make mistakes increases creativity and work performance. Without unnecessary pressures to avoid mistakes and the shame that comes with it, employees contribute more frequently and are able to express more original ideas.

For example, many great inventions were discovered by accident – from Post-It notes to penicillin.

Whatever the source of the mistake, removing any negative feelings about it and re-framing it as a source of new knowledge is the first step towards learning from failure effectively.

But what’s next?

Rethink your approach to your goal

Now that you’re looking at the mistake without judgment, think of how you got into the situation.

In his article The 4 Keys to Learning From Failure, Guy Winch suggests you analyze your motivation levels, focus, and mindset. Did you feel less motivated to achieve your goal at some point? Did something else distract you from it?

If your dedication and focus decreased at any time, make note of it and try to find the cause. Identifying the internal and external causes that affected your resolve helps you prepare for them in the future.

In some cases, discussing the failure with someone you trust can help you see the issues from a different perspective. Rely on your support network to pinpoint what went wrong and how you could prevent it.

Plan ahead

Identifying what caused the mistake is not enough to prevent it in the future. You need to take steps to prevent that mistake from happening again.

If your goal was to write a novel in six months, you’ve probably identified a few reasons why you couldn’t achieve it – lack of time, insufficient planning, or lack of motivation.

But what can you do to prevent those issues to get in the way of your goal in the future? In our example, you could scale down the scope of the novel, spend more time planning the story, or set a specific time to write undisturbed.

In summary, failure is not permanent. By accepting failure, analyzing its causes and defining how you can eliminate those causes, you’re on your way to achieving your goals.

Arsenal strikes January deal for new cryptocurrency partner

Arsenal is set to promote the CashBet Coin ICO at home games at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal football club has signed a partnership deal with CashBet as it prepares to launch an ICO for its own cryptocurrency, the CashBet Coin.

Arsenal strikes January deal for new cryptocurrency partner

 

This marks a major first in both the worlds of football and of cryptocurrency, as Arsenal becomes the very first major club to promote a digital currency.

In the run-up to the ICO of CashBet Coin on the 24th of January, Arsenal will promote the digital currency at the Emirates Stadium during home games.

CashBet intends for coins to be purchased and then used to make bets, and it has ambitions to rake in $40 million from investors following the upcoming ICO.

Arsenal’s chief commercial officer Vinai Venkatesham said: “We are looking forward to working with CashBet Coin as they launch their new crypto-currency.”

Some controversy has arisen following the business move, with critics expressing concern that the high-profile, influential club is backing the volatile world of cryptocurrency.

According to the BBC, an Arsenal spokesman said in response the question of whether it was encouraging fans to bet on the currency: “Not at all. The partnership aims to promote CashBet Coin ahead of their Initial Coin Offer on 24 January… It does not exist to encourage fans to bet with CashBet Coin.”

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Personal success is not the outcome of hard work, precise plans or a driving ambition, but rather of understanding our basic nature as human being and being in line with the laws of nature Basically there are seven spiritual laws of success, which operate in much the same way as scientific laws such as the law of gravity. Here is a brief look at each of those laws:

  1. Law of Pure Potentiality

This law means that all the success you enjoy will come to you as a result of your connection with the infinite. All your best ideas come from within. All you need to do is to open your mind and this can be achieved through disciplines such as meditation, prayer, and introspection.

  1. Law of Karma (or Cause and Effect)

This law basically means that everything you have in your life right now is a product of certain actions you took in the past. So if you want a better, more enriched future, you need to take the necessary actions in the present in order to produce the life you want.  Commit yourself to continue taking action.

  1. Law of least effort

The law basically means that you do not need to struggle with life. In fact, the more you struggle, the less efficient you will become. If you stay connected (meditation, prayer etc) and committed to action (cause and effect) you can simply perform your allotted tasks with joy; and everything you seek will flow effortlessly towards you.

  1. Law of Giving and Receiving

The principle recognizes the fact that things flow toward you as a result of the exchange. So if you want to generate wealth, for example, you need to decide what you can give. Basically, give more than you receive and the dynamics of the universe will naturally reward you for it.

  1. Law of Intention and desire

All successful people make use of specific achievable goals. Quite simply, you must have goals because of goal-setting works!

  1. Law of Detachment

This law means that whereas you must be committed to your goals, you need not be committed to the methods you will employ to reach them. So, do not be rigidly attached to the route but instead, be prepared to change at any moment as the right opportunity presents itself.

 

  1. Law of Dharma

This principle basically is self-actualization, meaning you need to find your purpose in life and be bold enough to live it- because that is how you will find true success.

Those are 7 spiritual laws of success, it is time to start applying them and the success will follow.Take action.

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30 Idioms You Need to Know & Their Meaning (Infographic)

30 Idioms You Need to Know & Their Meaning (Infographic)
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Philippines

It seems it’s that time of year again.

At least 180 people are dead and more than 160 missing after a tropical storm devastated the southern Philippines, unleashing flash flooding and setting off landslides.

Most of the deaths from tropical storm Tembin were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur and on the Zamboanga Peninsula, according to an initial government report on storm casualties.

Once again, the Philippines has been hit by a devastating tropical storm leaving over 100 people dead and many missing.

It breaks my heart to think of the terror and hardship people suffer in times like this. I have many friends from the Philippines;
my prayers go out to anyone who has been affected by this storm.

Life Lessons: Finding Meaning In Hard Times

In hard times, hopelessness is a common feeling. There are tragedies on the news every day. The economy never seems to fully recover. On top of that, our daily lives can bring challenges and negativity sometimes.

Every person faces these situations differently, though. Some find comfort in religion and spirituality; others turn to meditation or therapy. And others, unfortunately, adopt unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as drinking to manage their grief, anguish, and sadness.

However, looking at hard times in a different light can also help in adopting more positive coping mechanisms.

One good way to reinterpret hardships is to find meaning in them.

And how can you do this?

In the face of a negative event, sit back and ask yourself how you can make the event meaningful.

For example, let’s say you were fired from your job, a distressing situation that can leave you feeling afraid, angry, and ashamed. Especially if you have a family, debt, or live in an uncertain economy where your opportunities to find a new job are slim.

For example, ask yourself questions such as:

  • Did I really like that job? In many cases, we’re stuck in a job that no longer makes us fulfilled, but we are too scared to quit.
  • Is this situation freeing my time for better opportunities? A job you no longer enjoyed could have been a roadblock in your professional development.
  • What did I learn from that experience? The skills you learned at that job can be a jumping board to find better opportunities.
  • What went wrong? In this case, be honest with yourself — why were you fired? Address the causes non-judgmentally.
  • Are there any areas for growth? Regardless of what caused the negative situation, think of how you can use the experience to grow.

By asking yourself these questions, you don’t only give meaning to a negative situation. You’re also taking back control of it. And you take control of it by reframing negative situations as opportunities to grow and thrive in unexplored areas.

For example, a lost job is an opportunity for new enterprises — a new business, a trip, time off to spend with family and friends, continued education, and more.

It is healthy to grieve and to have a bad day. But it’s also important to take responsibility for every stage of our lives and take a proactive approach to every situation. Only then, can we find meaning in our lives and minimize uncertainty.

Luckily, this isn’t the only way to find meaning in difficult times.

When hardships come, it’s easy to over-think the situation. However, focusing at least part of your time to giving to others helps putting life in perspective.

When you give away your time and energy to help others, you create a connection with others. Life is no longer something that happens to you. Instead, it becomes a network, which you can influence in a positive way.

Finally, difficulties are part of life. Trying to avoid them is not only useless, but it also prevents you from focusing your energy in purposeful, selfless work. Therefore, if difficulties cannot be avoided, you should face them with patience and compassion to yourself and others.

Every situation leaves a mark on you. That means something. It means you’re growing, building your own path of self-acceptance and compassion. You have the power to take control of your life by reflecting non-judgmentally, accepting each situation as an opportunity, and working with and for others.

 

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

You have to do the hard things.

1)You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.
2)You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
3)You have to give more than you get in return right away.
4)You have to care more about others than they care about you.
5)You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore.
6)You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
7)You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.
8)You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.
9)You have to look like a fool while you’re looking for answers you don’t have.
10)You have to grind out the details when it’s easier to shrug them off.
11)You have to deliver results when making excuses is an option.
12)You have to search for your own explanations even when you’re told to accept the “facts.”
13)You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot.
14)You have to try and fail and try again.
15)You have to run faster even though you’re out of breath.
16)You have to be kind to people who have been cruel to you.
17)You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
18)You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
19)You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you

Five Easy Steps to Staying Motivated

For us entrepreneurs staying motivated can be a huge task, this can happen due to a ton of reasons such as family issues, things not going well, or just one of those days that you don’t feel it.

Motivating yourself to excel at your job or to be an example to your employees, should not be something you do only when the spirit moves you.  It’s an ongoing process that should include every facet of your business life.

This means your mental attitude, physical well-being and appearance, work atmosphere, your interaction with others (clients and employees alike), and your off-the-job environment.

Motivational experts get paid big bucks to tell professionals, striving for success, that they must constantly examine these factors.  How do you do that?  Follow the 5 tips to staying motivated, and watch the changes.

 

Maintain a Positive Attitude

Let’s realize that life is only 10% of what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.  We’re responsible for our own actions and attitudes, and changing them when appropriate.  When you’re around people/things that are uplifting and positive, you feel that way.  You have more confidence in

When you’re around people/things that are uplifting and positive, you feel that way.  You have more confidence in yourself and know you can change whatever needs changing.

If you can make your workplace such a place you’ll find happier workers and higher production. You might even find your employees look forward to coming to work!

Leave Personal Troubles Home

Everyone has problems, but they don’t belong at work. Turn your attention and energy entirely to your on-the-job tasks.  This will actually be good for you because you’ll get a mental break from your troubles.

Create Positive Affirmations

The reason for writing goals for your business is the same as creating positive affirmations on paper.  What your eyes see and ears hear, your mind will believe.  Try it!  After you’ve written them down, read them aloud to yourself – and do it every morning when you get into work.

You’ll be amazed at what happens.  Come up with a set of new ones every month.  Statements such as, “I’m an important and valuable person,” or “I know I’ll make good use of my time today.”  Repeating them out loud every day at a set time will help reinforce positive actions.

Make Sure Break Times Are Really Break Times

This is an area where most bosses/entrepreneurs fall down.  You become so intense about the project or situation you’re working on that you don’t ease up.  Thinking that it’ll be solved in the next few seconds, and then you’ll get a cup of coffee can lead you right up to quitting time.

Regularly adhering to a specified break schedule, even if you’re the boss, releases the tension.  If you work on a computer this is even a greater problem because before you realize it – you’ve been working in that same position for hours.  The best answer to this is to set yourself a reminder on your appointment calendar for every 2 hours and let the computer reminder chime send you the alert to move around.

Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

 

I know that lately, it seems that “exercise” is the cure-all to every physical ailment or your love life, but despite that, there is some truth to that ugly word.

By “exercise” I don’t mean that you should go out and join a gym and spend your lunchtime, 3-days-a-week there working out.  What is really beneficial and workable is that at those chiming alerts from your computer, get up and walk around your desk or room.

Maybe go outside and get the mail and enjoy the sunlight (if you’re an entrepreneur that has a home office), or just get up and do a few stretches.  Concentrated, tense thinking – typing – plotting plans – or whatever your work, makes all those muscles tighten up and knot up.

Then when we move we “ooh” and “ouch” because we’ve knotted up into a ball of tension. Periodic stretching, even at our desk, or just getting up and walking over to the window and getting a different view can help.

One of the greatest disservice modern business décor has done to us is making our offices pristine, sleek, unencumbered spaces.

There is nothing more relaxing than getting up from your desk and walking over to a peaceful, serene, seascape or pastoral painting and just drinking it in visually.

Momentarily transporting your mind out of work and into that place does wonders.  A few good paintings and less shiny chrome in offices would benefit us all.

 

It only takes a little-concentrated effort on our part to keep motivated and productive, which leads to success.  I know you’re going to hate hearing this, but it’s true anyway – and that is, “WHEN LIFE GIVES YOUR LEMONS – MAKE LEMONADE!”

Three types of education

I am a big believer of the old say that education is the key of life, I was told this since I was a kid and I did everything to get a better education.

So I started as everybody after finishing primary school where basically I learn how to read and write, I went to secondary school, then to university when I got my degree in automation engineering and then I told myself let me get a master degree in engineering.

Everything seemed going to plan but one day I started to think about my life trajectory then it hit me that I was broke and there were a lot of people with less education than me and they had better life. So my question was if the education is the key of life why as I was getting more education my life was not coming better?

I started to do a research and after sometime, I realized that my problem was that I had different kind education and those guys had different kind of education.

In the same research I found out that I was lacking one kind of education, in this short post I am going to tell you three types of education and which one I was lacking.

Academic education

This is the education that we need to get in order to get general knowledge, it is not specialized, for example how to read and write this is the general education and everybody should have it.

Professional education

This is the type of education that teaches you a certain profession, for example how to become an engineer, a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher etc.

This kind of education is good and in my case I was lucky enough to have both of them .

Financial education

This is the third and the last type of education, this is the knowledge on how to manage your financial so that you will never go broke.

This is the kind of education that I was lacking, it does not matter if you’re a doctor, an engineer or a homeless. If you can’t manage your finances you will be always be in financial trouble.

And in our school system they don’t teach this type of education, if you want to improve your standard of like you need to go and get financial education.

Have a great day