One of my biggest lessons in leadership is that leaders fail, and that it is necessary and good to fail.
The more I read of leaders the more I realise that those we often hold up as fantastic leaders in their own fields struggled time and time again with failure. Their success is built upon a foundation of failures from which they learn and grow.
As Thomas Edison said:
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
The other thing I’ve learnt is that just because you fail doesn’t mean you should drop that dream or goal – it may just need more practice or not be the right time for it to work. Just check out this infographic: