Christine Lagarde Shares The Best Way To Overcome Failure

February 24, 2015 10:01 PM

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When you make it your priority to learn something new, all of your attempts to succeed at anything become experiments. Your aspiration is to learn more so you can move closer to your aim, rather than insisting that you hit the bull’s eye right off the bat. Do this and something interesting happens -- you begin hitting what you’re aiming for more quickly.

When you substitute the word "failure" for "experiment," with your aim to learn something new, your fear of failure weakens, and your love of experimenting increases. When you replace the words, “I failed” with the words, “I experimented,” you take on the role of experimenter, and you take the sting...

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