Today, I was interviewed by a friend and colleague, Mihai Herman, for a piece he’s featuring on his business coaching blog. And he asked me an interesting question:
“How do you deal with failure?”
It was a surprise question, and I’ll admit, for a moment it gave me pause.
All kinds of thoughts ran through my head: How DO I deal with failure? I suspect I don’t do it very gracefully.
But as I answered the question, I came to the realization that my definition of failure has changed over time.
And it’s not so much how I get over the failure – but what I refer to as failure – that’s been the mark of progress, and a move toward happiness, in my life.