How Do You Handle Failure? By Coach Jim Johnson

Nobody likes failure. We strive to be great and when we fall short, it can be a very difficult time. Throughout my years in coaching and being a professional speaker, I have learned to embrace failure and accept it as a reality of life. In order to persevere and get better, you must not let failure deter you, but make you stronger.

Here are some tips I want to share with you on embracing failure. Enjoy.

5 tips to help you embrace failure.

  1. Ask questions. There are always others who have failed just like you. I find that it’s very helpful to ask yourself “What did I do right?” and “What can I do differently next time?” Keep the questions positive and productive. What types of questions do you ask yourself?
  2. Develop a “never give up” mindset. In order to become successful and get to the top of your field, you will need to experience a few bumps in the road. Your mindset will dictate how you bounce back.
  3. Develop a positive attitude. You should always think that you’ll find a way to succeed. Between your ears is where the magic happens. How is your attitude? Does it need a change
  4. Learn from other successful people. Greatness does not come easy. If you read a biography or talk to someone else who has experienced the same type of failure, you will develop a new perspective for how you can embrace it.
  5. Find a mentor. You can develop a mastermind group or reach out to individuals on your own. Either way, having a mentor is invaluable. Pick their brain and ask questions.

jim-johnson-lo-res-suit-with-basketball-2About the Author: Coach Jim JOHNSON is one of Your Monthly Mentors, an author and authority on teamwork, leadership, and realizing your dreams. Based in Rochester, New York, he is most famously known for helping an autistic senior, Jason McElwain (J-Mac), realize his dreams and play with his basketball team. Jason scored an amazing 20 points in 4 minutes during that game. Coach Jim Johnson has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and ESPN and is the author of the book “A Coach and a Miracle: Life Lessons From a Man Who Believed in an Autistic Boy”Read More…

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