Success is on the other side of failure.
If you want to be successful, you must first be willing to fail along the way. Depending on your goals you might need to fail many times.
Author Jim Estill offers this advice to success seekers, “Fail, often, fail fast and fail cheap.”
I believe that failure is a significant stepping stone to success for two reasons:
1. If you are naturally gifted and only do what you are good at you will not appreciate the success that you achieve.
2. Most of us will stumble and fail along the way to success. It’s the stumbling and failures that guide us.
The key is not be be discouraged by failure – inspite of what others might say. Accept failure as part of the process. Consider the number of people who continue to buy lottery tickets even though their bid for the big prize “fails” every week.
Apply that same devotion to the important goals in your life. Laugh at failure and work on your next move.
We learn more from failure than we do from lucky success. Don’t set out to fail but do accept it and move on. Perhaps your goal list for the new year should also include the goal of constructive failures.
If you want to find more success keep discovering new ways to fail forward.