The What and Not The Who of Failure Stories

We learn most from failures. So, we must share failure stories. But here is a mistake we make repeatedly whilst sharing failure stories of others, unknowingly, we blame the failure ⁣

You did not study, you did not get the results ⁣

You did not work hard, you did not get the job ⁣

You did not exercise, you became obese ⁣

You did not look at the market trends, you made a bad acquisition decision ⁣

It is our lack of emotional intelligence that makes us do this but in-fact the best failure stories are the ones that step away from 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘵, embrace empathy, and understand 𝗪𝐇𝐀𝐓 not 𝗪𝐇𝐎 led to the failure. The impact of your storytelling is highly dependant on how you frame it.

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