How Quickly Do You Bounce Back?
This was me yesterday. I accidentally deleted the blog post I have just completed.
It is a bug in Squarespace that sometimes deletes my text when I press return. I don't know why.
The frustration and annoyance spilled over in the next few minutes. I was snappy with my husband who tried to help me and couldn't believe I had just wasted the only precious time I had that day. It got me thinking.
How long would I let it bother me? And how many other things from the past are still bothering me now?
I mulled over this for a while. Remembering a lot of things that didn't go my way in my life. There have been a few.
Then, like a gift, I saw a link to an old podcast by Janet Murray about failure. If you haven't heard it, I would highly recommend it. Listen to it here.
I was fired up by this new way of looking at failure or setbacks. Suddenly I wanted to fail more and faster, just to see what I would learn from the experience.
So today, I have been on the serious hustle for a few of the projects I am working on. Some may be successful, some might not. It's a liberating way of looking at things.
I have also thought of a new series. Failure Friday. A chance to review the week and consider, have I failed enough this week? I am setting myself a target, if I haven't failed to achieve at least 5 things each week, I know I haven't stretched myself enough.
I'd love if you joined me. What could you fail at this week?