When Failure is the Best Option

Failure Team Building

“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” – John Wooden

As they say, winning isn’t everything. In fact, there is a lot that can be learned from failure.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ― Michael Jordan

This is just as true in the office as it is on the basketball court. While no one wants to fail, we all do. No one is perfect. But through this failure we can learn some pretty valuable life lessons.

  1. We All Fail: Failure is overrated. Michael Jordan said so himself. We all fail
  2. There is No Shame in Failing: As we just said, everyone fails at one point or another. There is no shame in admitting defeat. Embrace your failures. Don’t blame others for your shortcomings. In the end, people will respect you more for owning up to your failures.
  3. Find Passion in Everything That You Do: As Steve Jobs once said, “If you don’t love it, you’ll fail.” And if you don’t love it, why are you even doing it?
  4. Push Yourself: If you take nothing else away from this article, remember this. Learn from your mistake. What went wrong? How can you correct those mistakes to ensure they don’t happen again? Failure is nothing more than a learning experience. The only way to truly fail is to give up.

Failure Can Be Fun and Educational

Team building is a fun and creative way to teach your employees through failure. Team building sets your team up for failure – initially. Very few people, very few teams make it flawlessly through a team building exercise the first time. However, by failing your team is encouraged to work together and problem solve to find a better solution to the task at hand. As a result, your team will begin to learn how to better communicate and work as a team.

“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” – John Wooden

At Terrapin Adventures, our custom team building programs are designed to improve communication and cohesiveness among your employees. Our team building exercises challenge your group to step out of their comfort zones and force them to work together to solve certain tasks. These simple exercises help break down communication barriers and foster better collaboration, which will, in turn, help drive productivity, promote teamwork, and teach valuable life lessons.

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