It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.— J.K. Rowling, novelist/screenwriter
You’re Gonna Screw Up
If there’s something we’re sure about, it’s that you’re gonna mess up. (And that cheese should be its own food group.) CEO of Detroit Sewn, Karen Buscemi talks to us about how failure is essential to personal and professional growth.
It’s natural to be afraid of failure— it’s a survival mechanism. Way back in the cavewoman days, failing meant you didn’t catch the antelope and your family went hungry. Bru-tal. Even though nowadays failure isn’t as life-threatening, it sure as hell feels like it. Here’s how to reframe the way you think about failure, so trying to avoid it doesn’t hinder your career growth. (Or sanity.)
You’re going to fail. It’s inevitable. (Just like the awkward teen stage.) So you may as well make the most of it. Check out these fundamentals for mastering the art of risk taking — and face planting.
We’ve all heard the whole “trust your gut” thing. But did you know that some of the negative thoughts you may have about taking a certain risk can actually come from fear? (Like when you wanted to try out for the talent show but mistook your nausea for a sign from above that you weren’t meant to do it.) Try these tips for keeping your emotions in check — so you can rely on the facts to make a final decision.