In Praise of Failure with Dr. Mark Anshel

Dr. Mark Anshel talks about his new book, In Praise of Failure: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes in Sports and Life, in this podcast interview. Dr. Anshel has written 12 other books, and over 145 research articles. He has applied his concepts with college athletes and coaches, law enforcement, exercisers, sports rehabilitation settings, performing artists and corporate leaders.

Mark came to study failure from his own experiences failing. He says we are taught to see failure as harmful, but failure should be viewed as feedback. Failure is a perception, meaning failure to one person is success to another.

As leaders, coaches, parents and teachers, Dr. Anshel suggests that we should criticize behavior, not character when discussing failure. When giving feedback, we should praise first, and then discuss what the person did wrong by focusing on only 1 or 2 things. The key is to give people hope – that is what we all need, he suggests.

You can reach Dr. Anshel at Mark.Anshel@mtsu.edu.To order, Dr. Anshel’s book, In Praise of Failure you can visit Amazon HERE. He also mentions a few other books in this interview including Between Parent and Child by Haim Ginott and Teacher & Child by Haim Ginott.

[tweet_dis2]“Failure is a stepping stone to something better.” Mark Anshel via @Mentally_Strong[/tweet_dis2]

[tweet_dis2]“You need to experience failure to appreciate success.” Mark Anshel via @Mentally_Strong[/tweet_dis2]

[tweet_dis2]“We don’t learn unless we fail. Failure is feedback.” Mark Anshel via @Mentally_Strong[/tweet_dis2]

[tweet_dis2] “We need failure to learn and continue to be self-motivated.” Mark Anshel via @Mentally_Strong[/tweet_dis2]

[tweet_dis2] “Give yourself a break once in a while. Don’t be so self-critical.” Mark Anshel via @Mentally_Strong[/tweet_dis2]