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30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius, Day 9: What's Your Favorite Failure? (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/25/2012 9:18 am

Failure only turns into a lesson if it shifted your perspective or the way that you behave. It's not a gift unless it transforms you.

1. Think about your three favorite screw-ups. By "favorite," I mean the biggest doozers. They were such fiascos that you just gotta love 'em. Can't come around to reliving your F-ups quite yet? Then just pick the first screwups that come to mind.
2. What did you learn? Cynicism won't get you very far here. Truthfully and philosophically ask yourself what you learned. What were your eyes opened to that they weren't before? How were you made stronger by the experience?
3. Can you see a pattern in the lessons you learned? Annoyingly, this is also referred to as "repeating lessons." Humans can't seem to avoid making the same mistakes more than once.
4. How did what you learned change the way you approach things

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Today's Worksheet: Purge Past The Urge

Failure: it sucked hard; didn't work; tanked; was rather regrettable; most definitely rough; painful; oops; bad move; agony; lost; reputation damaged; tough times; ouch.

Lesson: live and learn; made you better; much to be grateful for if you really think about it; something to laugh about once you get far enough away from it; strength and character building; consciousness raiding; karma; education you didn't have to pay for; life, experienced.

What are your past failures, mistakes, hurts tanks? Get them out of your system.

1. Think about your three favorite screwups. By "favorite," I mean the biggest doozers. They were such fiascos that you just gotta love 'em. Can't come around to reliving you F-ups quite yet? Then just pick the first screwups that come to mind.

2. What did you learn? Cynicism won't get you very far here. Truthfully and philosophically ask yourself what you learned. What were you eyes opened to that they weren't before? How were you made stronger by the experience?

3. Can you see a pattern in the lessons you learned? Annoyingly, this is also referred to as "repeating lessons." Humans can't seem to avoid making the same mistakes more than once. Bless us.

4. How did what you learned change the way you approach things? It's only a lesson if it shifted your perspective or the way that you behave.

Things you could do when you've done the purge:
Write HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! in big letters across your page. Tear it up into teeny-tiny pieces. Burn it! Start a fire with it! Mail it to yourself with a love letter extolling all of your many virtues.

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