03 Aug 2010

Fail Forward

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One of my favorite terms, Fail Forward, didn’t come from this book, but I sure was happy to see this!  I didn’t know about the book until my mom brought a stack of inspiring books for me to read.  I was so excited about its title that I chose this one first.  I love this term because it means taking your mistakes and using them as lessons to move forward.  It can apply to business and personal lives.  I learned of this concept many years ago when I worked for Wells Fargo Bank and went through training as a mortgage loan consultant.  Portions of the classes were videos recorded specifically for Wells Fargo by  Todd Duncan.  His passion and drive is incredible and his organization is awesome.  So, I heard him use the phrase Fail Forward and loved it.  Since then, I continue to use this phrase as a regular part of business and life.  The book, Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success, is powerful and inspiring and the author is John C. Maxwell.  I haven’t read any of his other books but don’t worry, it is in the stack.  His insights are worth pondering and implementing!  Another book worth reading! 


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