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

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failures are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie

Take a moment to look back on the past week. In your mind’s eye, where did you fail? Where did you fall short of your own expectations?

When we look back on our failures, often we find areas of growth and learning. The conversation that in reflection you say, “I wish I had said” or that meeting that required additional preparation. You tried a new approach at work or created a new lesson for your class.

We all fail at something every day. There are stations of life, experiences in each day that are opportunities for improvement and growth. We must make the time, we must have the mindset, to intentionally reflect and pursue growth. This mindset keep us from getting discouraged. In fact, this mindset is encouraging.

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