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I would be remiss, in all this talk about goals, if I did not address failing at meeting your goals. It may surprise you to think about there being value in failing in your goals.
J.K. Rowling, the author of one of the most incredible book series of all time, has shared that if she did not fail at getting a job that would get her “a key to an executive bathroom” she would never have written the Harry Potter series. What a spectacular, and wonderful, failure on her part!
There are times failing is just pointing us in a better direction in a really big way. Maybe you would hate every day of your life as an executive and you are being your best self as an author.
There are times failing is pointing you toward a better direction in a smaller way. Maybe your goal is S.M.A.R.T but you need to mobilize your support system to do it. Or maybe you succeed in your goals if you write them down, some of us are tactile in that way.
I know there are often times when it doesn’t feel like failure can actually be your greatest triumph, but it really can be. For those times, mobilize your support system to give you the boost you need to keep going.