Over the last few weeks, I have been striving to be more mindful in my coaching--to be really present in the moment. It is easy for me to fall into a consulting or mentoring role, and I want to further practice the coaching skills that I have been learning. I teeter between conscious incompetence and conscious competence. Failure is a part of learning, and like most humans, I struggle with it. Apparently I am not the only one thinking and writing about failure; below are some articles from others on the subject:
So where does that leave me? I considered treating my work like a science lab, full of experimentation, but that perspective didn't feel right. It makes me over-analytical and quite critical on myself (I do not need any more of that!). I was wishing for some kind of renewal, like morning dew on the ground--the feeling wasn't strong enough for me to sustain it to stay in the moment. Thankfully I did find a perspective that helps me practice mindfulness, and I've been feeling better in my work.
How do you handle failure when you're learning?