Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Old Ernie must have known my daughter Katherine was on the way.
Katherine has a history of wrist problems. She has broken each one twice. The interesting thing is, each break has been in a different place on her arm.
If you know anything about bones, then you know that when a break takes place, a rapid mineralization happens at the site of the fracture to bring about healing.
Lead long enough, and eventually you will be broken. But let me remind you that your failures don’t have to define you.
A mistake has a way of making you tougher. What if you saw your setback as an opportunity to make a comeback?
You will find yourself in the proverbial cast at some point. But take heart . . . It rarely happens in the same bone twice.
Do you think a mistake can actually strengthen a leader?