Don’t get Discouraged

In our world, everyone hopes that we as leaders know what we are doing! At times we do and at other times we hope to. For me, the moments I make mistakes are opportunities for true leadership to shine through. Because in fact, it is not in the mistakes that matter; it is how we handle our mistakes.

Face it…”crap happens.” We have to find the learning potential to move on. When we get hooked in a mistake or disappointment, we suck our own energy and gain no return.

Changing your perspective is the trick. My suggestion: ask yourself a question that shifts you. I personally love these:

  • What about this will be funny in 5 years?
  • What about this is helpful to get me where I need to go next?
  • What do I want to do differently now?

The Lesson

Sometimes taking action in a new productive direction restarts your momentum. The easiest action to take is to smile! Shrug your shoulders, take a walk. Clear your head. Come back to the problem with a fresh perspective and remember that other old saying: "If at first you don’t succeed…try, try again!"

Warmly, Renie

 P.S. Feedback always welcome! Let me know how you're taking action in a new direction. And remember…smile!

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