Bill Walsh is an inspiration-filled legend who served as the head coach of the 49ers and Stanford football team during his prolific career. Here are his ten rules for failure that every person should embrace, both on and off the field.
1.) EXPECT DEFEAT AND DON’T BE SURPRISED WHEN IT HAPPENS.
2.) FORCE YOURSELF TO STOP LOOKING BACK ON THE PAST.
3.) ALLOW YOURSELF SOME TIME TO RECOVER AND MOURN YOUR LOSS. BUT NOT TOO LONG.
4.) TELL YOURSELF YOU ARE GOING TO STAND AND FIGHT AGAIN. YOU’RE ACTUALLY FAR CLOSER TO YOUR DESTINATION THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.
5.) PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE NEXT ENCOUNTER. YOUR NEXT BATTLE. ONE GAME AT A TIME.
6.) DON’T ASK “WHY ME”?
7.) DON’T EXPECT SYMPATHY FROM OTHERS.
8.) DON’T COMPLAIN.
9.) DON’T KEEP ACCEPTING CONDOLENCES FROM OTHERS.
10.) DON’T BLAME OTHERS.
Simple, deadly effective, and the way to do it.