“Failure is the first step to success.”
This is one of those quotes that we hear and say quite often, but how often do we realize its importance or live by this mantra?
Seldom. I myself have tried and have been trying for couple years to secure a fruitful future as an online entrepreneur. I have failed a couple times and it has only made the desire to succeed even stronger.
I remember a show I was watching on TV (I don’t remember the name of the show as it was quite a while ago) where a man was talking about how he became a millionaire.
The most notable thing? He had gone bankrupt just a year ago.
I will try and highlight some points as to why failure can be the biggest step towards your success.
Getting Up Requires Falling
If a nine month old gave up trying to walk after his first fall, he would never be able to walk again, simply because he gave up.
We can relate this to our career and/or business as well. To succeed in doing something we need to realize that we are going to fall. It’s not the falling part that’s hard, it’s the getting up.
The only way we can learn to rise is when we have been through certain circumstances. When we know what we did wrong in the first place, when we have tried every known method that’s exactly when it will dawn on us – the right way to get up.
Success depends on you. If you have fallen time after time, its time to build a different strategy for getting up, you will succeed!
It’s a Motivational Booster
“Mom, Dad, I did it! I failed in Math last test but got an A this time around. I know I can do it better now.” That’s just an example but I do hope it gets the point across.
Achieving something after failing is like getting the biggest reward. You fail once but if you are determined in what you are doing, the only one to stop you from succeeding is yourself.
Motivation can come from influences and contacts but, personally, I think the biggest motivation comes from failure itself.
So next time you fail, just think of how you can do it better. I can assure you, you will feel much better doing it the second time and getting it right.
Not to mention, second time around it will be a lot easier better as you apply a lot more things that you didn’t in the first place.
You Will Have Strategies and Wisdom To Share
The other thing that you can get out of failure is wisdom and new strategies that you can apply to make previous failures a success. Your own experience can save others time when trying something similar to what you did.
Like I’ve written at the beginning of the post: “The most notable thing? He had gone bankrupt just a year ago.”
A success from a failure gains much more recognition and the reason behind it is simple – you were wise enough to give it another try and implement a different strategy.
All in all, it comes down to how you take failure. Either you can make it a step to success or a retreat from it. It’s all within you.
Remember: you are what you make of yourself – someone who failed and gave up or a failure to success story, the choice is yours.
Next time you think about quitting your online ventures after a failure, think again! It just might be the thing you needed to give yourself a boost.
If there were no failures there would be no successes, either!
If you have any stories to share with us, please feel free to continue the conversation in the comments section. Share your strategies and wisdom and help us make better decisions.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. — Albert Einstein