“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”
- send my boss on a different flight destination?
- miscalculate the quarterly budget?
- lag on my New year`s resolutions?
- miss a project deadline?
- fail my final exam?
- skip on my fitness program?
- burn the toast?
- let my kids down?
Don’t feel bad. We all do. I was asked this question last night after delivering my presentation about presentations – “What was your worst presentation ever?” And I told them a story about a presentation I did five years ago on the topic of disaster recovery. The worst part of delivering a disaster recovery presentation is when your presentation itself becomes a disaster and screwing up in front of hundreds of people. I bet you’ll never forget that.
But screwing up is no big deal (it shouldn’t be) – provided that we learn from it. Better yet, admitting to the screw up and committing yourself to improvement. Have you?