“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
You Can Bounce Back from Failure and Achieve New Heights!
A couple of weeks ago, this message arrived in my inbox: “I just got fired from my job after 25 years at the company. I had no notice and no warning. They just called me and let me go. I am devastated.”
Devastated is a natural response. I have been there myself, so I know how it feels.
I also know that if you can pick yourself up and dust yourself off that devastation doesn’t have to be permanent. In fact, this experience can be a spring board to learn and grow from.
Don’t believe me? Watch this 1 minute video and be inspired by some spectacular failures that may surprise you!
I was surprised to learn how the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs were able to reinvent themselves. How about you?
Maybe you are thinking that you would like to reinvent yourself but can’t contain the feelings of failure on your own. As a coach, I help you to objectively reflect on your experiences, to think about what your strengths are and how you can use them to move forward in new ways. You too can bounce back and reach new heights!
If you are curious about how coaching might help you use your experiences as a spring board to achieve something new, call me for a free, no strings attached session or book it a session line at www.lynnkjones.com.
P.S. Have you checked out The Happiness Shelf in the Leader’s Library on www.lynnkjones.com? My picks and the reasons why I picked them are all there with links to Amazon. And, if you buy one of these books through the Leader’s Library, I am donating the affiliate money I earn to Better World Books.
Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US. Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry. She coaches individuals on achieving their reflected best selves. An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment and Leadership to social work students at the University of Southern California.