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Finding Value In Your Painful Failures

We’re not always in control of the situations or circumstances we find ourselves in, but we can always choose how we respond to our experiences. In this episode, Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller discuss how you can deal with every negative experience in a positive way.

Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:

  • The meaning of taking agency.
  • Why experiences of failure are the most valuable experiences in your life.
  • How you can transform past failures into future wins.
  • What can better prepare you for dealing with unpredictable circumstances.
  • How to cut off new situations from all previous situations.

Show Notes:

Less foolish: Over time, you can get less foolish about the circumstances and situations you get yourself into.

No space: Some people have no space between stimulus and response.

Takes courage: It takes courage just to confront past experiences you found negative.

Narrows your world: Painful failure narrows your world down to just that experience.

Lasting trauma: For some people, an experience of failure can become a lasting trauma, and they can’t think about it.

Not the same: When you move from one situation to a new situation, you can’t treat the new situation the same as the old one.

Bring previous negativity: Some people bring negativity from a previous situation into new situations.

One bad thing: One bad thing that happened can overshadow five good things that happened.

Entirely your job: It’s entirely your job, not anyone else’s, to make yourself adjust to present circumstances.

Not take personally: Recognizing that the world wasn’t designed with you in mind allows you to not take things personally.