What do you do when some or one of you plans fail on your way to your goal and dream? Well that is where the ABC and failing forward to success come into play. There is a culture of admitting failure, accepting it, and learning from it. By doing so, we are able to move past small failures and consistently improve and innovate on the ways that we are working, thereby (hopefully) avoiding larger failures later on. We refer to this process of learning from mistakes as “failing forward.”
How many times have you worked on a project or plan that did not work out as you hoped it would? Well, just recently it happened to me. There is some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that a recent plan of mine did not work out as I hoped it would, but is that really bad news or is there something good that I can learned from the experience? Well, the good news is that I discovered one thing that won’t work. Like Tomas Edison said,
“I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.”
After this happened to me one of my good friends, Donna Merrill, sent me this card below on my Facebook wall, and that just put me in a new vibration level of thinking about failure and made me realize that I did not fail but only found a method that did not work.
So what do you need to do if plan A does not work?
A. Look deep into plan A and see if you can find something that you did or did not do that you must not repeat in plan B.
B. Willie Jolley says in his book “A Setback Is a Setup for a Comeback”, “You must be willing to change, so you need to find the things that you need to change, like the way you think, your perspective,your attitude, and actions.”
C. You need to decide that you will not give up and change the things you need to change in order the get to you dream, the moment you decide is the moment you change direction on your way to success.
D. You must decide to make an effective decision with a vision and then apply action towards your dreams (Vision, Decision and Action Leads to success).
E. Focus on your goal and dream, because if the dream is big enough the obstacles do not matter.
F. Ask yourself, “What is it that what I want to achieve and where do I want to go?” If you know where you want to go, you will get there no matter what.
G. Take new action towards your goal. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” Pablo Picasso
H. You must have a desire to succeed, no matter how big the obstacles that you face. You must have the attitude of an ant. No matter how big the obstacle they face, they find a way how go over it.
I. The last thing you need to do to fail forward is to know and believewhat the ancient text says, “All things will work out for good.”
Whatever happens, learn from the experience, think about what it was that prevented your plan from succeeding, and move on to Plan B with the steps I’ve lined out above.
Remember . . . If plan A did not work, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet and unlimited plans in the universe that are waiting for you to use to reach your dream.
So with this said I hope I was able to open “The ABC and Failing forward to Success” for you, just remember, never give up no matter how many letters of the alphabet you have to use to get there.
Thanks for reading my blog and your comments, I hope I could help you to fail forward.