Before realising how the Failure Resume can function as a source of motivation, writing a Failure Resume requires an introspective mindset. Firstly, record your professional successes, acquired skills, and the personal achievements you have attained along your career path. Then, list in dot-point format all the jobs you didn’t get, perhaps all the times you didn’t feel confident going into a business presentation, or note the business goal you didn’t quite achieve. Once you have created an extensive list, the next step is to look at why you thought you failed in these instances, making notes under each dot-point. It’s important to be kind to yourself in the language used in the document in order to deter feelings of resentment, but still ensure you are honest and critical. Don’t dwell on how you felt when you received the news of a specific failure, only analyse and invent solutions to the reasons why you were perhaps ill-prepared. Some might find the process challenging; it’s easier to realise where and why you succeeded as opposed to where and why you failed. Similarly, it is easier to construct a narrative of success in your professional resume and neglect the alternate narrative of weaknesses and failures that many omit from their past experience. This alternate narrative that emerges from a Failure Resume forces us to face our setbacks head on whilst reminding us of what we have struggled through to get to where we are.