We make mistakes. That is the nature of being human. We THINK we have to be perfect and often times expect ourselves to be perfect, but it isn't possible. Even the MOST perfect person you know, isn't perfect....they just correct more professionally than you. Those who correct professionally carry themselves three mentalities: Free to Fail, Confidence to Correct, Instinct of Improvisation.
When you are FREE TO FAIL, you have reshaped the way your mind sees the game. Too many people FEAR FAILURE. Those people hide it, they make excuses for it and fear drives them to create worse behaviors to cover their tracks. When you are FREE TO FAIL, you are prepared for the mistake, ready to accept it, and have the CONFIDENCE TO CORRECT.
Failure is NOT EASY. It hits us hard, weighs us down, and often times can knock us off of our feet. CONFIDENCE TO CORRECT gives us the strength to get up, dust ourselves off, and try again. That confidence is something built up over time, through our own conviction, the strength of our team and accountability partners, and through the realization that failure can actually turn to success. The more confidence, the more apt you are to overcome the failure.
Sometimes, you just have to IMPROV! That INSTINCT OF IMPROVISATION is one that has saved me MANY times in the face of failure. It is that ability to navigate to your destination AFTER you missed "your exit". Improvisation allows you to create a new path, one that will allow you to accept the failure and move forward. Improvisation often allows you to find a BETTER pathway toward your goal, and gives you a sense of freedom, newness, and joy that you might not have felt going the "old route".
If you are FREE TO FAILURE and have the CONFIDENCE to CORRECT through the INSTINCT OF IMPROVISATION, you will find yourself correcting professionally, navigating the failure, and moving toward a new and improved success!
Thanks for stopping by. These are musings on how I see leadership in the world and how I continue to try and grow through my lens.