Own Your Mistakes

I just saw Carter Cast, the former CEO of Walmart.com and author of The Right (and Wrong) Stuff, speak. He spent years researching why people failed (or not) in their careers.

What was shocking to me was how many times in his career he had setbacks. He was kicked off teams and told he was under-performing in reviews. However, obviously he was successful.

A big part of this was owning his mistakes. In fact, research shows that if you own the reason for your derailment versus making excuses, 85% of people will recover from a career setback within 2 years.

So, own it and learn. Sometimes these growing pains are what cause the biggest growth long-term. #career #mindset