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Failing Forward
Turning mistakes into stepping stones for Success
by John C. Maxwell

Reported in class by Nerie V. Lopez
AGSB SPEntrep, F10 - 3rd term SY 2010-2011

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  • John Calvin Maxwell (born 1947) is an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor who has written more than 50 books, primarily focusing on leadership
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  • Failing Forward Turning Mistakes into stepping stones for Success By John C. Maxwell A Special Report by Nerie V. Lopez
  • THE Author
  • The BIG Idea: Steps to Failing Forward
    • There is one major difference between the average people and achievers
    • Redefine Failure
    • Remove the “you” from Failure
    • Take action and Reduce your fear
    • Change your response to failure, accept responsibility
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  • The BIG Idea: Steps to Failing Forward
    • Don’t let failure from outside get inside you
    • Say goodbye to yesterday
    • Change yourself, and your world changes
    • Get over yourself and start giving yourself
    • Find the benefit in every bad experience
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  • The BIG Idea: Steps to Failing Forward
    • If at first, you do succeed, try something harder
    • Learn from a bad experience and make it a good experience
    • Work on the weakness that weakens you
    • There’s not much difference between failure and success
    • Get up, get over it, get going
  • The Difference between average people and achievers
    • “ People’s perception
    • of and response
    • to failure.”
  • The Difference between average people and achievers
    • 1 billion dollars annual sales
    • 3,500 employees
    • 500,000 direct-sales consultant
  • Redefining Failure
    • Failure is unavoidable
    • Failure is not an event
    • Failure is not objective
    • Failure is not irreversible
    • Failure is not final
  • Remove the “you” from Failure
    • Fear of failure stops forward progress
            • Paralysis
            • Procrastination
            • Purposelessness
  • Take action and reduce your fear
  • Change your response to Failure
    • People’s common reaction to failure:
    • They are angry
    • They cover up mistakes
    • They speed up
    • They back up
    • They give up
  • Don’t let failure from outside get inside you
    • Failure is an inside job
    • Start cultivating the right attitude
    • Contentment is not:
    • Containing your emotions
    • Maintaining your current situation
    • Power or money
  • Say goodbye to yesterday
    • Signs of being held hostage by
    • their past:
    • Comparison
    • Rationalization
    • Isolation
    • Regret
    • Bitterness
  • Change yourself , and your world changes
    • The process of change and looking at your mistakes:
    • See yourself clearly
    • Admit your flaws honestly
    • Discover your strengths joyfully
    • Build on those strengths passionately
  • Get over yourself and start giving yourself
    • How to add value to others :
    • Put others first
    • Find out what others need
    • Meet the needs of others with excellence and generosity
  • Find the Benefit in every bad experience
    • Benefits of adversity:
    • It creates resilience
    • It develops maturity
    • It pushes future performance
    • It provides greater opportunities
    • It prompts innovation
    • It motivates
  • Take a risk , there’s no other way to fail forward
  • Work on the weaknesses that weakens you
    • Top 10 reasons why people fail:
    • Poor people skills
    • A negative attitude
    • A bad fit
    • Lack of focus
    • A weak commitment
  • Work on the weaknesses that weakens you
    • Top 10 reasons why people fail:
    • 6. Unwillingness to change
    • 7. A short-cut mindset
    • 8. Relying on talent alone
    • 9. Poor information gathering
    • 10. An absence of goal
  • There is not much difference between success and failure
    • Four-point plan for approaching achievement :
    • Find a purpose
    • Eliminate excuses
    • Develop incentives
    • Cultivate determination
  • Get up, Get over it, Get going
    • FORWARD!!!
    • F inalize your goal
    • O rder your plan
    • R isk failing by taking action
    • W elcome mistakes
    • A dvance based on your character
    • R e-evaluate your progress continually
    • D evelop new strategies to succeed
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