Here is some excellent advice from The Very Rev. Kevin Martin:
“I have since learned to eliminate failure from my vocabulary as a leader. Leadership is about being effective and the best way to become more effective is to see your work not about success or failure, but about effectiveness. If I see all my experiences as an opportunity to learn, then no matter what I face, or what happens, if I learn from it, I will grow as God’s intended leader.”
His post is intended for church leaders but applies to us all. If this advice catches your eye, read the whole post at Kevin on Congregations.