Learning from Failures Arlington VA

Most people think that failure is bad and success is good. I want to help you change your thinking about that if you fall into that category. I will give you that failure isn’t fun and success is, but I think the following is true.

DC SBDC at the DC Chamber of Commerce
(202) 624-0610
1213 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
 
DC SBDC at the Howard University School of Business GADGET Center
(202) 319-1393
2800 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC
 
Alexandria SBDC
(703) 778-1292
801 North Fairfax Street Suite 402
Alexandria, VA
 
DC SBDC at the DC Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Center
(202) 545-0220
7059 Blair Road, NW
Washington, DC
 
Maryland SBDC
301-403-8300 ext. 15
7100 Baltimore Avenue Suite 401
College Park, MD
 
DC SBDC at The University of the District of Columbia (UDC)
(202) 274-7030
4340 Connecticut Ave, NW 5th Floor
Washington, DC
 
District of Columbia SBDC
(202) 806-1550
2600 6th Street, N.W., Room 128
Washington, DC
 
DC SBDC at the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)
(202) 889-5090
2021 M.L.K. Ave, SE
Washington, DC
 
SBDC at CBP
(703) 768-1440
7001 Loisdale Road, Suite C
Springfield, VA
 
Capital Region SBDC
(301) 403-0501
7100 Baltimore Ave., Suite 400
College Park, MD
 

Learning from Failures

Most people think that failure is bad and success is good. I want to help you change your thinking about that if you fall into that category. I will give you that failure isn’t fun and success is, but I think the following is true:

Both failure and success are good... if you know what their specific purposes are.

Of course we know that success is good, but why? Success is good because it confirms things for us.

  • Success confirms our plans.
  • Success confirms our decisions.
  • Success confirms our resources.
  • Success confirms our strategies.
  • Success confirms our hunches.
  • Success confirms our teamwork.
  • Success confirms our risks.
  • Success confirms a lot of things!
So when you are successful, ask yourself the following question: What does this success confirm in my mind?

Now, what about failure? What is the role of failure and how in the world can it be GOOD?
  • Failure’s role is to teach us. We learn from failure.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our plans.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our decisions.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our resources.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our strategies.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our hunches.
  • Failure teaches us that we need to change our teamwork.
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