This post is about failure. Something most of us experience at some point in our career. It may be something even now that you wince at the memory of. It’s more than embarrassment or humiliation. Although it certainly includes those things. But it’s those times in our lives where we’ve tried something – something original, gone out on a limb perhaps – but it’s come to nothing.
Looking back at that point, what did you do next? Nursed your wounds no doubt. Wondered what went wrong. But, did you get back up again?
For some of us failure is a full stop. A dead end. However, many of our most iconic successes – those men and women we consider top of their field, leaders of their industry – are those who have failed, time after time, and yet got back up and tried again.
We work with organisations and orchestras to demonstrate that high-performing individuals in the workplace have much to learn from world-class musicians.
Ben, our Founder, plays the French Horn, notably the hardest instrument to play because it is so easy to make a mistake on it. The possibility of failure, of not getting it right every time, is something horn players have to work with as a matter of course.
If you’re interested in finding out how members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra turn those pressures into a world-class performance night after night, talk to us about how we can inspire you and your organisation.
The infographic below highlights individuals whom we would never consider failures. However they experienced failure and overcame it to become the successes we consider them today.