The way we choose to describe a situation can influence not only our perception of the situation but also our actions.
Say the word Failure slowly and listen.
It is a heavy word! Negative!
You immediately want to avoid all the negative things associated with failure. Many of us fear failure. Failures are ignored and not discussed. It is as if it never has happened, yet, it changes dramatically the way people view you and the idea. But really it is just a word and it is what you attach to the word the counts. And more importantly, how you choose to act.
There is no good word to describe an action that was not a success. Success and failure are not opposite. In fact, failure can often be described as a prerequisite to success. Failure is Presuccess and a steppingstone towards success.
Below is a blog post from Nearling about the power of using positive words. Enjoy!
A nearling is a positive word for something new that you did with the right intentions, which has not (yet) led to the right result.
The reasons for nearlings not to succeed can be diverse, the circumstances have changed; a better option has been chosen; you made an error; faith decided differently; there suddenly were other priorities, etc.
Until this moment there was no right English word for this phenomenum. There is the word ‘failure’, yet that sounded negative. You only recognize a nearling when you look back. You can always learn from a nearling. The nearling fills a gap in the international innovation language.
You can be proud of nearlings because:
1. You started an initiative
2. You may have moved others
3. Maybe it let you to something that was successful
4. You need many nearlings, for a few successes
5. You learned from it
Thank you for letting for letting us use this GREAT post about Positive Thinking and Nearling.
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