“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” Zig Ziglar
I often view a number of different websites and read tons of material about leadership. I am constantly amazed at where powerful thoughts are found.
I recently came across a list of quotes from Zig Ziglar that were identified as “Quotes That Can Change Your Life.”
Several are very good, but the first one grabbed my attention. I do not know how many times I have heard people refer to themselves as a failure. Because they did not succeed at a specific task, or achieve a grade they desired, they did not see the event as a failure, but themselves.
Sadly, we tend to carry this mentality over to the way we view other people. When others do not live up to “our” expectations or desires, we see them as a failure. Even worse is the way we see others can often affect the way others see themselves.
Quality leadership takes note of the opportunity to learn from the events (failures) in life and build their own character and/or the character of someone else, to ultimately succeed.