William Liao

March 23, 2022

recognizing failure

On a scale of 1 to 7, 1 meaning extremely poor performance and seven meaning extremely good performance, I averaged a two this week on an area of my life that is important to me. 

This isn’t the best news in the world, but it’s also not the worst. 

In fact, recognizing when you or your team are falling short of your goals is an incredibly important event. 


Because it prompts you to ask helpful questions like:

“Why did we fail?”

“What did we learn?”

“What can we do differently next time?” 

Spotting failure and being willing to call it out when you see it is actually rocket fuel for progress. 

The real tragedy is when you aren’t creating enough visibility to know if you are succeeding or failing. 

Or worse, knowing you’re failing but choosing to ignore it.