In both business and life the ultimate paradox is “Failure is good”. One of the most telling differences between ultra-successful people and the masses is the difference in thinking relating to failures and setbacks. If you never fail, you never learn what doesn’t work, and that information is vitally important to improving. We learn more from our so-called failures than we do from our successes. You cannot succeed unless you encounter setbacks. Encountering setbacks is nothing more than “paying your tuition” to learn something new.
I frequently say you must fail forward, fail fast, but never remain stagnant. You must develop the attitude that if you make a wrong decision, you’ll be provided with an opportunity to learn something new that will help you to attain your defined purpose. Read articles from any successful entrepreneur and you will see all of them talk about how early failures made them more successful. One of the most telling differences between ultra-successful people and the masses is the difference in thinking relating to failures and setbacks. The ultra-successful; ”I just learned something new”. The masses; “This is a waste of time. I quit”
You must embrace your failures as much as your successes for they are tied together. If you make a mistake at least you are taking action and that is always preferable to staying in one place.
Wishing you a life full of unlimited health, happiness and prosperity.
– Mark Luterman