We tend to think of failure as something shameful, undesirable and sometimes irreversible. Yes, if you failed to achieve a goal you set for this year, it can cause negative feelings, no matter how big or small the goal was. As 2018 winds to an end, you may be looking […]
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Weekday Wisdom, Episode 30 Vanquishing Mind Goblins #6: Failure Syndrome or Learned Helplessness Do you believe that if you failed in the past, that means you’re necessarily going to fail again in the future? That’s what we’re going to talk about in today’s Weekday Wisdom. Past failure does not equal […]
Are you letting the fear of failure stop you in your tracks? Then you need to check out today’s Weekday Wisdom! Today’s quote comes from Frederick Smith, the founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx, and he said “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” […]
Most of us don’t think of failure as an opportunity — but successful people know the secret to turning the knowledge learned in a failure into opportunities for growth and success. As kids, we all learned about winners and losers. Perhaps, we were taunted when playing sports (anyone else the […]
Fear is a natural emotional response that protects us from harm. However, it can also become a hinderance to our success by paralyzing us from taking action when needed. Therefore it is wise to have a few “overcoming fear” tools in your tool box. In this post, I’m going to […]
Listen to the audio version here or on Spreaker! [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=”http://www.carmaspence.com/carmaspence/audio/powerthoughts/2015/20150204.mp3″] “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” ~ Beverly Sills What this quote means to women entrepreneurs: Do you have days where you just feel like nothing is going right? Like […]
Listen to the audio version here or on Spreaker! [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=”http://www.carmaspence.com/carmaspence/audio/powerthoughts/2014/20141217.mp3″] “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill What this quote means to women entrepreneurs: I am no stranger to failure, at least as it is defined in the dictionary: “lack of success.” […]
“I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” ~ Amelia Earhart What this quote means to entrepreneurial authors: I’m about to write something that will […]
On the first day of the Rockstar Entrepreneur Conference, I was completing one of the exercises in my High Performance Leadership manual. The exercise was a self-assessment of my leadership skills. The point was to see how my self assessment compared to the self assessment I completed at the beginning of the project.
I guess I was pretty hard on myself, because all my scores dropped except one.
I was feeling like a failure.
Then, that evening, I heard a young man speak who changed my whole perspective.