In one of my first jobs, my manager told me: “It’s good to learn from mistakes. But a really smart person learns even before they make a mistake.” That fit nicely into my high-achieving, by-the-book mindset, and for years I tried to strive to make no mistakes at work.
So true - wonder how much of this is because we sometimes equate our self worth and who we are to our successes and failures are scary.
Something else that I have noticed is that most people talk about failure being ok but actions sometimes don't back this up - as in as long as failures are small and insignificant, people are good with it but once you have something significant, witch hunts can start.
I like this framework a lot - now if only we would tie the rewards to this as well - no promotions or career growth unless u have shown failure and growth. That should be a part of the promo packet.
You’re setting a great example by sharing this transparently. Having an openness to failure is one thing, but being confident enough to show it (as a leader) is another
Thanks for the reframe - appreciate it!