I love to fail. Failure helps me to discover a new solution to the once impossible problem, to discover who I am and to learn where my strengths and weaknesses lie.
Without failing a lot you don’t learn any of that.
To reach the point when you believe you are successful you likely don’t want to fail. Failure is the moment when you realise you couldn’t find the answer to your question or solve the problem facing your customers.
However in order to succeed we must fail. You may wonder why I am always talking about this topic on the blog. After all why would you want to fail?
You want to succeed, right? The problem is if you strive to perfect everything you do, you won’t realise your potential.
Rules are meant to be broken. You must accept failure as a result of breaking those rules but it is worth it!
You will become less concerned about the end result and will often end up learning more from the experience then you would if you tried hard not to fail.
To me failure involves trying new ideas. You don’t end up as the next Richard Branson or Bill Gates by trying to replicate their business practices.
You become the next business mogul by building a legacy. That legacy is going to have some ups and some downs. You have to accept that as the inevitable.
If you think you can skip failure and move ahead to being wildly rich, you are in for a shock. At the moment, I am still on the path to a comfortable level of wealth and I am failing all the time.
However as I say, for every failure there is always a lesson to be learnt. Of course there is always a point when perhaps you fail so much that it may be worth moving on to pursue more suitable interests.
But until you reach a point in life where you have people dependent on you for a stable income never be afraid to fail.
Let’s face it, who wants to get to the end of their life without having a story to tell? We want to leave a legacy or at least something of interest for future generations to benefit from.
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