Posts Tagged: failure

Embracing Adversity through Resiliency

History is littered with tortured souls who found meaning in failure. Whether a learning disability, job setback, psychological disorder or family loss, they somehow managed to direct their lack of advantage into success. The secret to their achievements? They embraced adversity through resiliency.

How to Bounce Back from Failure

Nobody likes to fail, but it’s only by dizzying leaps of faith that test your skills (and your character) that we can grow as humans. And sometimes? Sometimes we miss the mark. Some risks backfire embarrassingly, while others backfire so spectacularly you might be fooled into thinking you’ll never recover. (But you will!) If you’ve… Read more »

Failure Résumés: A Training Guide for Success

Who says your failures can’t lead to success? Employers it seems. We are fond of saying, “Failure is not an option.” And, “when it’s rough, the tough get going.” That may be a positive result of the United States unemployment situation and lagging economy. Today’s unemployed may have failed in nailing a specific job or… Read more »

Risk, Failure, and Honesty

This post originally appeared on cpsrenewal.ca. Last year Nick and I went down a long rabbit hole on the idea of the faceless bureaucrat (see: Embracing Authenticity Means Embracing Complexity). There’s a maxim that bureaucrats are rightly anonymous, in that it facilitates professional, non-partisan advice, but I’ve been wondering if the foundations on which that… Read more »