Thank God for Failure...and use it for growth

I don't know anyone who likes to fail. We all try our hardest to avoid it, yet it's inevitable.

I was working with a young leader recently who was exercising a new leadership skill for the first time. We talked through details for approaching this new competency, but afterward he came to me discouraged. The outcome was something he labeled a "failure." He wrestled with self-doubt, battled with his ego, and asked himself a laundry list of self-examination questions. And that was good. While things didn't go as he envisioned, he was now asking all the right questions and was eager to learn.