Issue 09: Turning Your Failures Into Motivation
2016 is coming to a close...
But don't close the book on this year just yet!
An important habit we've gotten into is conducting an annual review at the end of each year.
What's an annual review you ask?
It's simply a process of looking back on the year that just passed and mining it for those crucial wins, losses, and lessons that you've learned.
But unlike a simple yearly reflection, where you look back on the fond memories, an annual review is about turning this year's failures into next year's successes.
It's about making 2017 the best year yet.
And lucky for you, you have the best source of data to see your year in detail - your SELF Journal!
In your SELF Journal, you get an insight into how you spent your time, your mindset, and the lessons you learned - each and every day.
You can see what goals you set for yourself, where you succeeded, and where things may have gotten slightly off track.
And you can pull out those important lessons that will transform your 2017.
So to help you with your annual review, we're putting together the 5 steps to have your best year yet.
Over the span of 5 days, you'll learn our 5-step year end process.
It's everything that we do to catapult ourselves into the next year.
Take a look at the introduction video here and get ready to start your annual review!
With any big goal, you’re going to experience setbacks. But the truly successful know how to use those setbacks and failures to their advantage.
You’ve heard the old saying “The successful learn from their mistakes.”
Well that’s definitely true.
But have you ever wondered why some people just seem to bounce back from every setback a bit stronger? Not just smarter and wiser - but more ready to tackle their goal than ever before. While others seem to get discouraged after just one small setback?
It’s because the successful not only learn from their failures, but they also know how to turn it into motivation.
We wanted to understand more about what it is that they do to turn failure into motivation. How do they find the energy and determination to bounce back readier than ever? How do they not get demoralized?
And this blog post was born: Turning Failure Into Motivation
So we started scouring business books and case studies of the most successful people in the world. It wasn’t the case that they didn’t experience failure - in fact, they often experienced more catastrophic failures than most of us will face in our lifetime. Some lost hundreds of millions of dollars in a few months, others were publicly outed from their own companies...and the list goes on.
But what separated them was their mindset as they faced their failures and when they recovered from it.
We’ve boiled it down to a few key characteristics - ones that truly highlight the difference between the successful and unsuccessful.
Check out our findings now!
A big part of the SELF Journal is that it helps you turn your failures both into lessons and into motivation. By tracking how you’re spending your time and the goals you choose each day, you can trace back to what you did wrong and how to improve.
And this helps you turn your failures into motivation because you know exactly how to retrace your steps and plan for the next round.
Check out how some SELF Journal users have been customizing their journals so it’s tailor-made just for them: