Here at University of Failures we discuss the different ways we can turn "Failure" to our advantage to enable ourselves to move forward.
Latest Activity: May 7
Started by Ron Moore. Last reply by Ron Moore May 7.
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Tags: back, stepping, up, Moving
Welcome to the group Melissa!
The biggest enemy to success is conformity.
I think something to consider in this new year is that failing is not permanent, nor is it fatal. Failing may be necessary and is definitely a learning experience if we use it properly. When you fail(and you probably will) you need to take some quiet time and retrace your steps. At some point you will find(if your honest) a point in time, or an action, that lead to the failure.This is our learning process.
I completely missed your reply post almost a month ago - my bad! Yes, I'm now about 1.5 years out from my 5 year plan/goal. In actuality, I had a replace-my-income in 5 year plan. I had a gob of other goals that had to be accomplished in a much shorter time frame - i.e. being available outside of work for my family, having energy and time for ministry, etc. (major theme being 'time' to do something).
The other ongoing plan that I have is to make each subsequent assignment/business endeavor to be more aligned to my skills, talents and passions than the previous. I have taken several personality profile tests over the years and they are very helpful. The most recent was Strengths Finder 2.0. You can buy the book and take the test for about $15-20. If you haven't done this one yet, it's worth the investment.
I am currently a project manager, which is a good fit for me. However, I have already identified the position I want next because I know I can find a better fit. That's not to say I'm unhappy or unsatisfied with what I do. I love this job and I love the people I work with. I'm content with what I do but I am not satisfied to stay here. I want more. It may be painful to be thrown outside of my comfort zone but growth doesn't come without expanding outside the comfort zone.
I'd love to hear how you are doing - thanks for staying engaged!
It's a pleasure to be part of this group. Up until a year ago, I really beat myself up for what I perceived as "failing." Now it's truly amazing for how grateful I am that some things didn't work out. Because of that I am now following my passion. I am not sure how everything will work out but I am okay with that.
Looking forward to getting to know many of you. Please check out my blog: www.hometownslop.blogspot.com.
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