Articles about Failure

The Whole Human

10 important life lessons we are often taught too late

The following list unveils some of the most important lessons in life that people learn the hard way.

Leadership

America’s corporate courage crisis: Building your courage quotient

As those in leadership roles cling to the deceptive safety of the status quo, we see sub-optimization in performance, resilience, and growth.

The Whole Human

How to win the biggest battle of all

To be at peace mentally and emotionally, we often need to be at peace spiritually. This means — we have to accept life for what it is, to acknowledge things at face value, then do our best to influence and impact how we want to change things so they will align with our truth — our vision and purpose. It is this vision and purpose that must guide us to win the battle within.

Success

How to set life goals when you don’t even know where to start

Many people jump into a solution before taking the time to understand the problem.

Inspiration

The #1 reason to set ‘unrealistic’ goals (and it’s not achieving the goal)

If you want to do something at the absolute highest level, and achieve goals, you need to become a polymath — which means you’ve mastered multiple things, not just one.

The Whole Human

This is the morning ritual that will make you happy: 4 secrets from stoicism

Many of the greats embraced the concept of “Amor Fati.” To not only accept everything that life brings you, good or bad, but to love it. To embrace it. To revel in it. Every single bit of your life. Yes, even the truly horrible, awful, regrettable, don’t-ever-want-to-think-about-it-again moments.

This is the brilliant advice Jeff Bezos just gave on how to hold yourself to high standards

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos certainly doesn't harbor many professional "regrets," but in his most recent letter to company shareowners he illustrates another work principle that he takes very seriously—high standards. In addition to revealing that Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide, Bezos took a deep look at the power of applying high standards to every aspect of your work. Here are some takeaways from his letter. 

Communication

This is the personality type most annoyed by grammar mistakes

If I see an ad for a vacation rental that says “Your going to Hollywood!” it really bugs me. But my collaborator, Robin Queen, a sociolinguist, who studies how language use varies across social groups, is not annoyed by those errors at all. So we did some research to find out what makes some people more sensitive to writing mistakes than others.

How To

The quickest way to bounce back from failure according to science

Sometimes a pity party can be useful.

success

Tony Robbins shares the secrets of his success

“What you get will never make you happy. Who you become, that will make you very happy or very sad.”

career change

How to (painlessly) reinvent yourself when life demands it

When you face a setback in your life, you have two choices.

Advice

I failed my training exams. Is there any hope for my future now?

This is going to be a game-changer in your career.

Advice

How to avoid these 5 biggest career regrets

To ensure you don’t retire with feelings of rue, read the most common career regrets below and remember them during the daily grind — the gems of truth may pay off for you in the long run.

How To

Overcoming failure in the office

No one is immune to failure, but there are a few things you can do to pick up the pieces and move forward — whether you're an employee or a manager. Here are a few things to keep in mind the next time it happens to you.

Productivity

Why making mistakes is actually good for business

Failure, mistakes, mishaps — they all play a vital role in helping employees learn and grow. Here are 4 steps to changing office culture to embrace that growth potential.

Advice

The 4 rituals that will make you an expert at anything

Four rituals to make you an expert in anything.