By Lisa Caplan
I often hear from my clients that they have let themselves down or have failed, and don’t want to try again because they might fail again. Reframing how we look at “failure” helps us feel better about ourselves and be more successful. If you are afraid to fail, then you might as well give up before you even begin, because the only people who don’t make mistakes are those who don’t do anything. How you handle mistakes is more important, and it only becomes a “failure” if you stop trying until you succeed. Taking risk and believing in yourself will not only help build your self-esteem, but can also lead to success in life.
To help you put this in perspective, here are a few extremely successful people who failed before they became successful:
And the list goes on and on.
Steps To Being Successful And Feeling Good About Yourself
For assistance, please contact the Lawyer Assistance Program for free, confidential counseling. We have a network of counselors throughout Maryland. Jim Quinn, Lawyer Assistance Director, (443) 703-3041, firstname.lastname@example.org; Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, Associate Director of the Lawyer Assistance Program, (443) 703-3042, email@example.com. 24/7 Toll Free 1(888) 388-5459.
Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C has over 20 years experience in her field, and extensive experience working with lawyers and judges in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and trauma.