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Failure is inevitable, but how you respond to it makes all the difference. In Part II of our series on learning from wins and losses, we outline four steps to help you learn from your mistakes and move forward in your calling. Find out how failure can be a valuable asset to your growth as a leader.
ABOUT DR. RANDAL S. LANGLEY
Dr. Randal S. Langley is the President and CEO of Christian Life School of Theology Global (CLSTG), a world leader in theological and leadership education solutions for churches, ministries and other organizations. A visionary leader and dynamic communicator, Dr. Langley serves as a guest-speaker and provides leadership strategy/counsel for ministries and other organizations across the U.S. and internationally. As part of his commitment to helping people achieve their God-given purpose, Dr. Langley is also a founding partner and certified life coach, teacher, and trainer for the John C. Maxwell Team.
ABOUT REV. LAURIE LANGLEY
Having more than two decades of experience in leading and developing people and teams, Laurie Langley is passionately committed to the values of integrity and follow-through. From a position of being a lifelong learner, Laurie is recognized as a highly capable communicator, an organization and proficiency professional, and is trained and seasoned in outcome management. In addition to the business skills she has developed over the years, Laurie is passionate about sharing hope, living in peace, and her belief in the power of kindness.
There are certain things you will only learn through failure. The key is responding to failure in such a way that it becomes a stepping stone to success. Here are four tips for failing forward:
- Redefine failure: Failure is what happened—it’s not who you are. Lean into Jesus, and he will show you your true identity.
- Realize failure is not permanent: Accept responsibility, learn from your mistakes and move on.
- Realize failure is not shameful: Repentance may be required, but if we confess our sins, Christ is faithful and just to forgive us.
If you’re too embarrassed or ashamed to share your failure with someone, you won’t get the support you desperately need. We were created for community, so seek out mentors who can pour into your life.
- Take action: Change what you can about yourself. Analyze the failure, but don’t internalize it.
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QUOTES & SCRIPTURE TO REMEMBER
- “When you win, you win. When you lose, you learn.” — Rev. Laurie Langley
- “The one major difference between average people and achieving people is their ability to handle failure and respond to it in a healthy way.” — John C. Maxwell
- “Repentance is agreeing with God, and who wouldn’t want to agree with God?” — Rev. Laurie Langley
- “Accept responsibility, but realize that failure outside doesn’t have to get inside.” — John C. Maxwell
- “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” — Proverbs 27:17
- “Faithful are the wounds of a friend…” — Proverbs 27:6