Identify — and break — unhealthy patterns
When we set out in one direction, hit a roadblock, and must pivot, we’re forced to figure out what happened. This is a positive benefit of failing since it teaches us what psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., calls ‘gleaming the wisdom.’ As she defines, this is when we challenge ourselves to derive lessons from mistakes so we can identify and break unhealthy patterns. “It is not easy to face your failures. Since there is no understanding of why the poor result happened, nor changes made to decrease or prevent the likelihood of future failures, it’s likely to happen again,” she continues. “However, if you recognize that the short-term discomfort of facing your failures and learning from them can help produce more effective outcomes with new pursuits, you break the cycle.”
Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. is a top rated Los Angeles Therapist. To read the full article “How To Embrace The Science Of Failing Spectacularly” visit theladders.com.