Quote Of The Week #143

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill #quotes #quotesaboutlife #success #failure #journeytoleadership https://journeytoleadershipblog.com/

8 Powerful Strategies Leaders Use To Bounce Back From Failure

Failure is a painful experience and a hard pill to swallow for most.

The pain of failure is difficult to recover from and the memory of it just keeps replaying itself in your mind.

That being said, leaders cannot allow themselves to focus on the past, stay in bed and self-loathe.

Leaders have to find ways to go through life without fearing failure, to learn from their negative experience, to recover from them and to not let failure define them because failure can also be informative and transformative.

Wondering what strategies you can apply to recover from failure?

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1. Tell yourself the truth

It is challenging to look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself the cold truth.

It is challenging to recognize that you have indeed failed. 

It is challenging to admit your shortcomings and implications in your personal failure. Sometimes, it’s not your fault. Sometimes, you have just been passive. Other times, you have brought it down on yourself.

You have to take a good look at the facts, events and at your pain.

You have to stand in your truth. Otherwise, someone else will use it against you, or worse you will never grow.

2. Know your Why

In Start With Why — How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action, Simon Sinek defines your why as your origin story. “By looking to our past and teasing out the most significant threads—the experiences we’ve had, the people we’ve been influenced by, the lives we’ve touched and the highs and lows we’ve faced—we can identify patterns.”

Your Why is a collection of your standout memories and defining moments. If you don’t know your Why, you must find it. it will give meaning to every single one of your failures and help you cope with them.

Knowing your Why will help you define your personal mission statement that you can review on a daily basis.

With your Why in mind, you will be able to surmount just about anything in life.

3. Don’t take failure personally

Failure happens to just about everybody and as hard as you try, there is not much you can do to avoid it.

So, there is no need to take it personally.

Don’t get distracted by your failure, focus on something greater than yourself and acknowledge that you cannot change the past.

Instead, prepare yourself for upcoming success. If you have missed an opportunity, prepare yourself for another one instead of dwelling on your mistakes.

4. Be kind to yourself

It is easy to self loathe, dwell in your pain and replay your failures.

By doing so, you are not only attracting similar events to you but you are not allowing yourself to grow or to move on.

You will unfortunately stay stuck in the same pattern of behavior and thought.

The best and healthiest way you can internally deal with failure is to forgive yourself, stop beating yourself up and to use past events as fuel. You can use your failure to become stronger, more disciplined and kinder to yourself.

5. Take time to take care of yourself

Sometimes, we need to take a step back and put some distance between yourself and your failure.

You can take time off to exercise, eat right, see family and friends, do something you love, go on a trip or do something that you have always wanted to do.

Nobody can make you feel better about yourself but yourself. It is up to you to seek the comfort or the happiness that you need.

6. Embrace gratitude

Another way to get over your pain and some of your problems is to be grateful for what you have and the problems that you don’t have.

Gratitude is a great way to focus on the positives, celebrate past successes and build a success mindset.

Failure is only temporary and there are different ways that you can bounce back.

7. Face your fears head on

You don’t want to stay stuck in your failure and avoid the pain at all cost.

Facing your fears head on is a great way to move on from your failures and empower yourself.

8. Help someone other than yourself

Failure can be distracting and make you self-absorbed.

Get out of your head and see if someone around you needs assistance.

Last Words Of Advice!

It is Ok to fail.

It is not OK to repeat the same mistakes and expect a different result.

Just remember that every failure brings you closer to success. 

 

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101 Powerful Leadership Quotes To Inspire Success

When the going gets tough, there is nothing better than a powerful quote to re-energize you, to remind you of who you truly are to give you back courage, to teach you how to lead an to sustain your leadership.

I have gathered 101 great leadership quotes that will inspire you to increase your personal power and achieve success.

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1

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.

Tony Blair

2

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

3

Leadership is a choice, not a position.

Stephen Covey

4

Leaders live by choice, not by accident.

Mark Gorman

5

Trust is the essence of Leadership.

Colin Powell

6

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.

John C. Maxwell

7

What you do has far greater impact than what you say.

Stephen Covey

8

A leader is best when people barely know he exists…when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will all say: We did it ourselves.

Lao-Tzu

9

People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.

Michelle Obama

10

Always be the person you would want to work for.

Liz Brenner

11

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle other, use your heart.

Eleanor Roosevelt

12

He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever.

Chinese Proverb

13

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Dalai Lama

14

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

15

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

George Addair

16

Nothing will work unless you do.

Maya Angelou

17

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

Henry Ford

18

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

Henry Ford

19

Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.

Margaret J. Wheatley

20

Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.

Marissa Mayer

21

Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.

Tina Fey

22

Well-behaved women rarely make history.

Eleanor Roosevelt

23

Leaders have the courage to make unpopular decisions and gut calls.

Jack Welch

24

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

John C. Maxwell

25

I believe in a quiet, strong and grounded leadership. I think some of the best leaders are those whose work is widely known and respected but who, themselves, are relatively unknown.

Rachael Chong

26

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.

General Douglas MacArthur

27

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Theodor Seuss Geisel

28

To lead people, walk behind them.

Lao Tzu

29

Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

Margaret Thatcher

30

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

Robert Louis Stevenson

31

Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.

George S. Patton Jr.

32

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

33

Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.

Abraham Lincoln

34

You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

35

Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.

Eleanor Roosevelt

36

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.

Herbert Swope

37

Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.

Warren Bennis

38

A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.

Joel Barker

39

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

40

A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.

Leroy Eimes

41

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.

Brian Tracy

42

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

John Maxwell

43

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.

Ovid

44

Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led.

Ross Perot

45

What you do has far greater impact than what you say.

Stephen Covey

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46

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Arnold Glasow

47

A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.

John J Pershing

48

There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.

Fuchan Yuan

49

A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.

Stephen King

50

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.

Mother Teresa

51

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

Martin Luther King

52

The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.

Sheryl Sandberg

53

Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.

Peter F. Drucker

54

Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.

Bill Bradley

55

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas A. Edison

56

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Steve Jobs

57

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.

Buddha

58

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt

59

Faster. Stronger. Smarter. More humble. Less ego.

Jocko Willink

60

Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.

Robin Sharma

61

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

Nelson Mandela

62

Leadership is a mindset in action. So don’t wait for the title. Leadership isn’t something that anyone can give you – you have to earn it and claim it for yourself.

Travis Bradberry

63

Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey.

Charles S. Lauer

64

Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.

Thomas John Carlisle

65

Leadership is not just about giving energy… it’s unleashing other people’s energy.

Paul Polman

66

The leaders who get the most out of their people are the leaders who care most about their people.

Simon Sinek

67

I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential.

Denise Morrison

68

Being humble doesn’t mean that you lack self-confidence, or that you never stand up for your own opinions or principles. It does mean recognizing that you don’t know everything – and that you’re willing to learn from others.

Justin Bariso

69

A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

70

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

Henry Ford

71

My jobs as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact.

Larry Page

72

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.

Queen Elizabeth II

73

When people talk, listen completely.

Ernest Hemingway

74

Leadership is an ever-evolving position.

Mike Krzyzewski

75

What you do has far greater impact than what you say.

Steven R. Covey

76

Inspiring conduct has so much more of an impact than coercing it.

Thomas Friedman

77

Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determinations.

John Seaman Garns

78

True leadership lies in guiding others to success–in ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.

Bill Owens

79

It’s impossible to engage people when you’re not engaged yourself, and if you’re not engaged then why should they be.

Gordon Tredgold

80

But to practice leadership, you need to accept that you are in the business of generating chaos, confusion, and conflict.

Ronald Heifetz

81

Leaders should be able to stand alone, take the heat, bear the pain, tell the truth, and do what’s right.

Max De Pree

82

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.

James Callaghan

83

No pressure, no diamonds.

Thomas Carlyle

84

Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.

Wayne Huizenga

85

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey

86

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston S. Churchill

87

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

George Bernard Shaw

88

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Joyce Brothers

89

Successful people have no fear of failure. But unsuccessful people do. Successful people have the resilience to face up to failure—learn the lessons and adapt from it.

Roy T. Bennett

90

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.

Sam Walton

91

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.

Norman Schwarzkopf

92

In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

93

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can succeed.

Ralph Nader

94

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. This time more intelligently.

Henry Ford

95

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

Jack Welch

96

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Dale Carnegie

97

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Albert Einstein

98

Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.

Michelle Obama

99

The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.

Ken Blanchard

100

Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.

Reed Markham

101

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

Epictetus

 

 

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8 Ways Great Leaders Deal With Disappointment

Recently, I have made solid plans around an opportunity that didn’t turn out. Thou I didn’t care much about the opportunity, I was frustrated that the plans that I carefully hatched fell through.

In order to find out why the opportunity fell off, I had a conversation with a toxic individual who spewed lies and venom and with whom I happened to get out of character.

Because I lost my plans for the future and gave away my personal power, I was deeply disappointed in myself and in the circumstances.

If you are a trailblazing leader, are goal-oriented or enjoy making plans for the future, these moments happen often and you will face a lot of disappointments in your life.

That is why, you simply have to learn to cope with it.

Wondering how leaders overcome disappointment in life?

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The importance of disappointments

Disappointment is defined as feelings of sadness or displeasure caused by feelings of unfulfilled hope and failed expectations.

Sometimes, an opportunity that we wished for just doesn’t turn out; A person we are hoping for doesn’t show up or act right.

However, life never goes according to plans. Eventually, you will make new plans, you will realize that not every opportunity is a good opportunity and not everyone is good for you.

Feelings of disappointment are hard to get rid off at first but are ephemeral. Those feelings will go away with time.

Once you have overcome these feelings, you will finally understand who you truly are, you can grow as a person, become a stronger person, and build up your character.

How to overcome disappointment?

1. Accept your emotions

Disappointment is part of life and everyone will experience it at some point in life.

Disappointment can trigger a vast array of emotions that you cannot run away from or cover up.

It becomes critical to acknowledge your feelings and find out what exactly triggered it.

Refusing to analyze, confront and discipline your emotions can cause long-term damage on your health.

2. Forgive yourself

Learning to forgive yourself is the hardest part of dealing with disappointment because we are grasping our errors and what we “should” have done instead.

You are only human. You have made mistakes and you will probably make some more.

So, be compassionate with yourself, avoid shifting blame and take care of yourself. Eat well, sleep well and exercise.

3. Reframe your mindset

Now, that you have dealt with your raw emotions, it is time to restructure your mindset, improve on yourself, analyze your situation and mentally distance yourself from your past expectations.

This is the moment when you get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable, when you accept disappointment as a part of life and as a challenge, when you use it to improve yourself and to change the way you have been doing things.

While you are reframing your mindset:

  • Monitor your self-talk.
  • Don’t expect to be constantly disappointed because you attract what you think.
  • Practice self control to make better decisions, to nurture healthy thoughts because you are responsible for yourself.

4. Shift your focus

Now that you have reframed your mind, you have to trust that positivity can result from a negative situation and focus on turning your negative situation into a positive one.

The best way to keep moving forward and to making the best out of any situation is to  stay busy, positive, focused and on purpose, to focus on your strengths and on who you want to be.

You can also find out what you could have done differently and make your goals more achievable.

5. Stay present

Your disappointment happened in the past and it’s time to move on.

There is no sense in replaying a situation in your mind over and over again.

It becomes detrimental to your health to be present and be grateful for what you currently have.

If you cannot remain in the present and keep ruminating, it is best to quickly analyze your feelings until you get closure.

6. Surround yourself with positive people

Disappointment can turn into a burden that can be too heavy for one person.

It can be helpful to share your disappointment with people you trust and who care about you.

As a general notice:

  • Be careful who you surround yourself with.
  • Stay away from people who constantly disappoint you or who hurt you on purpose.

7. Let go control

In life, you must always remember that you cannot control everything that happens to you or around you.

Therefore, 

  • Don’t worry about the circumstances outside your control. It won’t change anything.
  • Trust that life has a better plan and solution for you.
  • Remember that there are many more opportunities out there.
  • Don’t get too attached to your plans and expectations.
  • Expect setbacks in life.

8. Grow!

Remember that life is a journey and that every failure brings you closer to your success.

We can learn something from every life experience, even from our disappointments.

Last Words Of Advice!

No matter the situation, always maintain your personal power.

There is no need to always throw yourself a pity party.

Once you have given yourself time to heal and when you get over your feelings of disappointment, you must think about what you could have done differently and implement the new solution the next time you face a similar situation.

Now that you know better, do better!

 

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