There Is No Failure Only Feedback
Yesterday saw a clip from last summer's Olympic news about Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield, the GB dive duo who came
fourth having been highly tipped to take Gold in the Men's Synchronised 10m Platform event.
Whilst watching, it made me think about the NLP presupposition (assumption) that there is no failure only feedback.
I am always inspired by athletes, by the way they train and compete, and however 'agonising' (Tom Daley) it is to lose and not be placed
that they will analyse their performance and move on quickly to their next performance, factoring in any feedback, even to the micro
movement or milli second!
In NLP when we work with ourselves or other people we believe there is no failure only feedback. Everything is just information to help us know if we are on track with our desired outcome or if we need to adjust and use some other tool or technique to achieve the result we want.
Instead of perceiving a particular result as a failure, when we don't achieve what we intended, we perceive it as simply feedback allowing us to keep in positive resourceful states and to easily take action to move towards the result we really want.
So whatever you are up to, and particularly if it is not going to plan, remember there is no failure only feedback, take the information you have, make adjustments and take the action you need to keep moving forward. And soon you will be achieving what you want!
I hope you find find this presupposition and way of thinking useful in whatever you do, it really can make moving forward and getting