Are you trying something new?
Say it with me: “failure comes with the job. ”
Maybe you know that already. Perhaps you spent your career taking risks and capitalizing on other people being risk averse.
Other people haven’t. In fact, they have watched people who take risk get fired, dismissed, or something worse. The moment they look at a potential failure, they remember that. No one wants to end up like Bob, packing up his cubicle, because he decided to ship something that didn’t work.
Therefore, it is worth reminding people who when they are trying something new and creative that “failure is a part of the job.” If you are leading a team, it’s important to hammer that message home, because the negative self-talk that hinders progress comes quick.
So remind the team around you that: “failure comes with the job.”
In doing that, you’ll remind yourself, too.