If you are willing to FAIL, you are ready to SUCCEED: An examination of FAILING to SUCCESS.
Are you willing to face your fear of failure? If you aren’t you will be in trouble. Failure mistakingly is always given a negative connotation. But what if I told you that one can fail TO success? Seems like a crazy oxymoron, right?
Not so. Let me ask you this: What is failure?
Think about it. What is your knee jerk reaction?
Most people equate failure with money. Fair enough as we all need money. But…
How much money would it take you for you to NOT consider your venture a failure?
$1? $1,000? $100,000? $1,000,000? $10,000,000? $100,000,000? More?
Lets say you made $100,000,000 but in the process ignored your family, lost your friends, and developed a heart condition. Is that a failure or success? My point is failure is RELATIVE and certainly not all about the almighty dollar.
Lets say your business in traditional money terms is a failure. You didn’t make the money you hoped or your lost money and have to close up shop. That must certainly be a failure because you lost money right?
But what if you learned something more valuable than money either about yourself or business?
What if you make a huge realization about yourself? Made new friends and colleagues? Know to to improve next time? Learned a ton about a business you knew nothing about? Met someone that leads you to your next project? Met your wife or husband because of the business? The list is endless!
To me, there is only ONE type of failure: not trying. Be willing to fail and you will end up succeeding.
Stop thinking of failure in dollars and sense and instead measure it by what you learn because accumulating knowledge and skills will lead to your ultimate success, no matter how you define it.
Live Passionately! – David Siteman Garland – The Creative Opportunity Specialist
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