This Week’s Focus Point
By Dr. Jason Carthen
Your Past Transform Your Future
Your past serves to inform and in some cases transform your future. During a recent conversation with an old friend, the comment was made that “…time waits on no one.” While I have heard this statement before, the context for this conversation was altogether different. The context of our conversation was related to how foresight can often position you for success due the intuitive ability to plan, execute and reevaluate for optimal success. However, what I learned from the conversation is that, in order to grow; we must first make mistakes and then learn from them while growing during the process. Time is the only thing that can allow this type of growth to take place. The key is not allowing failure to hold you back from each crucial learning opportunity.
Leaders Need To Face Failure to Get Better with Each Experience
Our conversation was unique because it was with one of College Football’s most successful linebackers and represented a learning opportunity for both of us as it relates to leadership. The leadership lesson learned is that leaders must not only possess the ability to plan and execute, but they must also welcome the time tested growth edge of failure to get better with each experience. Only then does the absence of time really cease to matter.How have you come back stronger from a point of failure in your life?