I’m currently reading John Maxwell’s book “Failing Forward”. If you’re like me you don’t like to fail. When you do, you enter a funk. When I saw Maxwell’s book I knew I could learn a thing or two.

Maxwell talks about changing your perspective on failure. When you do it will help you put that failure behind you and fail forward.

In the book, Maxwell lists the “rules for being human”. They are:

  1. You will learn lesson
  2. There are no mistakes – only lessons
  3. A lesson is repeated until it is learned
  4. If you don’t learn the easy lesson, the get harder (pain is the only way the universe gets your attention)
  5. You’ll know you’ve learned a lesson when your actions change

These rules are pretty powerful. They get your mind thinking about growth instead of obsessing about your mistake.

Going forward I’m going to look at my mistakes as lessons I need to learn. I hope you do too.