Be Legendary: Lessons Learned from Michael Jordan
Lesson #3: Have the Courage to Fail
Effective leaders make the best decisions possible with the information and time given. However, leaders do make mistakes and it is vital to admit these mistakes. We need to understand that failure is a part of life, but having the courage to face it head on is what makes you stronger. I love the quote by Henry Ford that says, “Those who never make mistakes work for those of us who do.” We need to be willing to take risks and step out of our comfort zones to see the endless possibilities ahead of us. We have all heard people say, “It’s okay to fail.” However, there is more to it. Failure is okay if you learn and grow from it. Success is a compilation of many small victories and failures. Take Risks! Try New Things! Be Creative! Be Legendary!