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Turn Failures to Opportunities

Ask learning SWOT questions and emerge stronger

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"There is no failure, only feedback," preaches NLP.

Great achievers fail small to succeed big on their way of making their dreams come true.

They profit from every experience and turn it to their advantage.

Do you do the same?

  How To Turn Failures to Opportuntiies





How To Turn Failures into Opportunities

The Three Steps

❶  Get rid of all negative emotions – and learn: There is no failure, only feedback >>>

❷  Go into a fresh-start mindset – more intelligently: Given the situation you are in now as a starting point, consider various options: what opportunities for and a roadmap to ultimate success can you see or imagine?

❸  Take different views of the situation – and look for opportunities: Having looked at the scene from your view, look at it from different perspectives, try each of these views:

Turning Failures Into Opportunities

To profit from experience you must be open and willing to learn, even from what some people might consider a failure.

Failure is not something to be afraid of or to grieve about.
Failure is something to
prevent or to benefit Case Studies from.

Don't have have a narrow and negative understanding of the meaning of failure. If you tend to hide from failures, you will never create breakthroughs and block valuable learning forward.

Noble Failure

What may seem to be a failure can actually lead to new opportunities, especially if the knowledge acquired from the failed projects can be exploited.

  Right learning questions can serve as a starting point for the assimilation of learning.

6 Mindsets of a Great Achiever

Changing your attitude is the key to finding success in seeming failure. "Optimistic thinking has sometimes gotten a bad rap as being unrealistic, but research has found that we can indeed live happier, healthier, and more successful lives if we can learn to discover opportunities in problems," says Charles C. Manz. the author of The Power of Failure. These problems then become merely challenging opportunities that we can turn to our advantage.

Be a Victor



Vadim Kotelnikov

Usually, working harder is counter-productive if you move in a wrong direction, but you can make valuable accidental discoveries if you keep your mind open.

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo VadiK

Inventor Business e-Coach

Author Innoball

Founder Innompic Games icon



Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

Don't talk about problems,

talk about opportunities.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo   Business e-Coach   Innompic Games icon

Henry Ford advice

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Ford Moror

IDEO Tom Kelley creativity innovation quotes

Find the silver lining in every cloud. Setbacks aren’t problems, they’re opportunities >>>

Tom Kelley


Thomas Edison advice quotes invention discovery

I have not failed 700 times. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.

Thomas Edison

Bill Gates advice

Many costly Microsoft product failures provided the learning and opportunity for development of many of Microsoft's biggest successes.

Bill Gates





Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

Failure is a friend of the man thinking and an enemy of the man emotional.

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo Vadim Kotelnikov

Business e-Coach    Innompic Games icon

Ksenya Kotelnikova

Fail slower to learn more.

 Ksenya Kotelnikova

Денис Котельников Инномпийские игры Dennis Kotelnikov Innompic Games

I don't learn from failures because I want to make my fate laugh.

Dennis Kotelnikov


"When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power."

~ Phyllis Bottome

"Admit to ‒ and learn from ‒ your mistakes. Mistakes must be viewed positively... because with the knowledge you gain from them, you are able to do better in the future. So much can be accomplished with a long-term Vision and resilience to short-term setbacks. Not every problem is conquered overnight, but if you persist and never give in to your mistakes, you will Succeed."

~ Craig Ballantyne



1. Changing Strategic Direction, Peter Skat-Rørdam; 

2. The Power of Failure, Charles C. Manz

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