Ron Goch
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Do You Have Permission to Fail?

September 6th 2006

Has your employer given you permission to fail? Have you given yourself permission to fail?

I used to view failure as purely negative. For years I focused squarely on winning – especially when I competed in sports. I did everything I could to win and avoid failure. When I did fail, I was so caught up in the “losing” that I often missed the opportunity to learn.

Over the years, as I transitioned from athlete to working in the sports business, I learned how to turn failures into future successes. I’m not afraid to make mistakes or fall short, but instead look for the opportunity to learn from each of my mistakes, miscues and short-comings.

Now, my failures – and I do have my fair share – are more like investments in future successes.


Ron Goch, The Telios Group 

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