Learn from failure? Is that possible?
Failure breeds lessons. You must be able to fail forward in your life and business. We all bounce back from adversity and obstacles in order to see the glory and breakthrough.
When I think of failure, I often look to this quote from Michael Jordan:
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Isn’t that amazing?
How you respond to failure determines your success. Successful entrepreneurs are paid handsomely from a combination of stress, tolerance, and failure. Successful people view failure differently than everyone else.
You have to understand that failure is crucial while staying loyal to yourself through adversity. Instead of taking failure personally, use it to sharpen your perspective and strengthen your commitment.
Most new business owners beat themselves up, but you must leverage failure for greater success. That’s right, you must fail forward. You must fail your way to the top. Let failure feed your ambition. Real hunger is derived through tough times.
Millionaires have gone through a lot of struggles, but they use failure to sharpen their perspectives to get them to an even higher level of awareness.
I’m very critical over the advice I receive from people. I personally feel that you should take opinions from people who are living the lifestyle you choose to live. If you are seeking to earn a million dollars in a year, then it makes absolutely no sense from someone who hasn’t even made six figures in a year to offer you advice. They do not have expert knowledge.
Failure sharpens your perspective and teaches guidance. Failure also strengthens your confidence and capacity. However, failure brings a new level of understanding and clarity in order to achieve success. Now that I think of it, I think parents should discuss failure with their children.
We all know that failure sometimes occurs. But failure is a subject that parents need to address with their children. The reason why a lot of parents do not discuss failure with their children is because they do not want to see them struggle. Of course no one wants to see their kids struggle, but the reality is that they will never see potential unless they become mentally tough enough for adversity life can throw their way.
I’m not a parent, but I am glad that my mother had conversations with me about failure when I was growing up. It was such discussions that prepared me for life’s obstacles. Tough love if you will.
Failure can be a good thing if you can adapt and adjust to it the right way. Be willing to take risks. Be willing to fail forward.
Do not question your vision based upon your perceived circumstances. Your vision should be so strong that you can withstand whatever obstacle standing in your way.
I’ll issue a few challenging questions for you to think over:
- Are you taking enough risks?
- Have you been associating yourself with people who have had major failures, yet grown into the individuals they need to be to become 7 or 8-figure earners?
- Think about your three biggest failures from last year. What have you learned?
The next time you approach failure; realize that its an opportunity for growth and confidence. Failure is also an opportunity to become a sharper, more-focused perspective in order to elevate to the next level of success. Embrace and leverage failure.
Plus, people tend to relate to failures more than successes. Fail your way to the top!
To Bouncing Back From Adversity!
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