If you believe in yourself, you can Fail Up and overcome anything.
First Pass – Write down the first thought that comes to mind.
What do you most want to change about yourself to be happy?
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
If you believe in yourself, you can ultimately and with time overcome anything and create a better life for yourself. Don’t judge a company or organization based on the actions of a few individuals within it. If a member of your team fails or stops believing in themselves, this is your opportunity to serve and support. Believe in them until they are strong enough to believe again.
We believe there is never a good reason to be unkind. You can never justify an attempt to rob someone of their respect and dignity.
Remember J.M. Barrie’s famous quote, “Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” When people exhibit kindness toward you, refrain from saying they are too kind. Most of us will never know a world that is “too kind,” so let kindness flow forward.
We can all work together to create organizations where individuals can respectfully voice their concerns. Not everyone is going to like or agree with you, but you can still offer kindness, understanding, and compassion.
Failing at a job or making a mistake doesn’t mean life is over. Own it, learn from it, and move on.
Believe you can achieve your goals—that change can happen. If you want to change something about yourself, start by believing it is possible. But more than just hoping that it will happen, you must take action.
Self-Paced Learning Exercise
Select a trait or habit of someone around you whom you admire. Write it on a 3×5 card in the following format: “Belief by trait/action.”
Next, select a trait or action of someone around you that your team admires. Write it on a 3×5 card in the following format: “Belief by trait/action.”
Thought Question: What has been your experience? Have you ever failed embarrassingly and publicly? What have you done to believe in yourself by “failing up” from your own hardest learning experiences?
Second Pass – Write down the first thought that comes to mind.
The theme of this training program was inspired by a quote from Nelson Mandela. Keep it in mind as you make your way through the exercises.
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
Learn to appreciate and respect the life that is uniquely yours and continue to develop and grow each day by remaining open to new possibilities.
We have included a pre- and post-assessment for each respective pathway: