Your opinion and how you think about failure can determine how high you will ascend as you climb the ladder of success. Failure is generally thought of as falling short in some area or being deficient in some way. A total and complete reversal of our thoughts about failure can transform the attributes of failure into character, integrity, and excellence. Your thoughts about failure can be reversed to create an atmosphere that is filled with success and distinction. How have you changed the atmosphere in your own life by looking at failure as a teachable moment?
Open more than your ears; open your entire being to what is said, including the between-the-lines dialogue. I often wonder how much more I would have been aware of, would have come away with, would have been able to pass along to others as experiential wisdom had I learned the discipline of intentional listening at a young age. Do you consider yourself an intentional, full body, fully engaged listener?