What have you failed at this week?

My old boss used to start every 1-1 with this question. It’s great for three reasons:

  1. It normalizes talking about failing. It’s not a dirty word or an accusation or something to be ashamed of.
  2. It encourages you to fail more, because you’re a chump if you say “nothing.” That means experimenting, challenging yourself, and growing.
  3. It makes sure that you learn from the failures. By talking about them, you find the lessons that stay hidden if you just feel bad and move on.

So what have you failed at this week?

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