Failure and a Fork-in-the-Road…19 Powerful Action Items for Recovery

James Swan Coaching - Failure and 19 Action Items for Recovery

Failure sucks.

In its wake, doubt and fear undermine every waking hour.

Fear of being viewed as “less than” cripples, we convince ourselves that everything we touch is doomed to the same “less-than” fate.

We isolate to avoid judgment from others while we heap brutal critiques on our heads.

We watch our world crumble as frustration, mingled with fear, become our only companions.

There is no happy ending in sight.

Whether from exhaustion or exasperation, a thought appears.  

Something must change. But what?

Then an idea.

I can act, or I can continue to hide?

Terrified, we put the decision off as long as possible.

Eventually, action or inaction are the only options available.

Inaction changes nothing. Within and without, things remain the same, and we continue to die.

The action puts energy in motion, which initiates change, both within and without. But the fear…

What if the action is wrong, we ask?

Eventually, we realize that some small action is better than the slow death we’re living.

Action takes many shapes and forms. 



Dream big.

Plan ahead.

Get up early.

Stay focused.

Watch less TV.

Invest in yourself.

Read more books.

Avoid time wasters.

Take calculated risks.

Write down your goals.

Make your health a priority.

Do work that matters to you.

Learn from people you admire.

Foster meaningful relationships.

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

Take action, even when it’s scary.

Have a powerful and inspiring “why.”

Recovery from devastating setbacks and failure does not happen through inaction. At times, it can be scary, lonely, and overwhelming.

I know. I have been there.

Would I be where I am today if I had given in to the fear, isolation, and looming darkness? No.

I believe you can make a similar decision and experience similar, life-changing results.

Act today.

Complimentary Coaching Conversation

After a public shaming over a business mistake, I lost everything. Over the next four years, I fought my way back to hope, joy, and a vision for the future. Today, my mission is to help others who, just like me, had been knocked to the ground by personal or professional failure.

Each month, I create a handful of opportunities to show up for hurting individuals who are serious about radically changing their life. I provide judgment-free conversation that helps you stop feeling like a failure.

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