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This might just be me, but I do not like messing up. In my mind, messing up means failing, which makes me a failure. This is something that I am working on. Perhaps you have this attitude as well. Speaking from personal experience, this is not a healthy attitude. Today, I am going to share a story of a time I failed and some insights I can offer to handle failure.
Conflict is not fun, especially at work. If you have a conflict with your family, you can probably yell at them without major repercussions. If you yell at people you work with, you will probably lose your job or least jeopardize your place in the organization. Like I said, conflict is not fun.
Legend has it that one day the Greek philosopher Socrates (470 – 399 BC) was approached by someone trying to get his attention. The person called out, in the Greek vernacular of the time, “Hey Socrates, wait until you hear what I just learned about So-and-So”. Before the guy could even say another word, Socrates stopped him and said something like “Wait. Before you tell me this thing, it...