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Leverage Failure to Realize Potential

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How can failure help you realize potential?

Everybody fails. But failures are hidden opportunities. Reframe mistakes as chances to grow and create fertile ground for improvement. Failure can increase the value of your life experiences.


Ruminating over failures with a negative lens is bad for brain health. What a failure means to your brain is all about your perspective. Identifying ways to learn and move forward in a positive direction, from wherever you are, ignites higher-level thinking and innovation.


  • Reflecting about how you could have made better choices
  • Anticipating when you will be able to apply this knowledge
  • Managing stress: Breathe, get outdoors and rejoin the moment
  • Finding the humor, or quiet beauty, within less-than-perfect situations

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