Framing failures as moments of growth can help you get ahead at work

Those who manage to turn their failures into moments of growth and frame themselves as being within a state of improvement may be getting ahead at work, The Wall Street Journal reported May 5. 

Those with a talent for advancing through company ranks may not always be the smartest or the hardest workers, but they do know how to frame their failures. While most people see failure as a sign that you're not good at something, some workers use their failures as ways to push them up the ladder at work, framing them as a growth opportunity and "fail up". 

One of these people is landscape architect Anthony Pratt who wrote on LinkedIn "I love to fail upward and use every failure as a way to develop or grow." A recent project of his overran its budget, making both his boss and his client frustrated, however through honesty and savvy client relations he managed to keep the client and make them happy. 

This mindset is often used by entrepreneurs as a way to convince investors that the entrepreneur has learnt from their past mistakes and deserves another opportunity, according to the Journal.

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