We’re taught from an early age that success is everything! Win the game, ace the test and be the best at something and you will get grown-ups approval.
Then as we get older, succeeding becomes even more important.
- You got into a top college – Excellent!
- You won the contract – Great!
- You built a million dollar business – Well done!
You get the approval of family, friends, colleagues and peers. And you put it down to simply being a success and to all those ‘never give up‘ quotes you may have read.
But Nobody Tells You
There’s something that nobody tells you, and that is that;
- Failure is positive.
- Failure is not final.
- Failure is a learning experience
- Don’t Be a Quitter! – Be a Failure Instead…
Because before you (or anyone) can really win big you nearly always have to fail, fail often and sometimes you have to fail big.
“So what is the key to success? Yes that’s right – Failure!
I’m sure you have heard or read many “never give up quotes” before, (and I will get to some of those soon), but it’s not always so easy to come back from real failure.
You have probably also heard the expression, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” Well, sometimes when you ‘venture’, you don’t always ‘gain’. Many times you might lose, and sometimes you actually might lose everything.
I Know Because I Have
I can personally relate well to this, having made and then lost millions of dollars, several times, in fact. And believe me, when that happens, your self-esteem takes a hit and your confidence takes a nosedive and you ask yourself “Why am I such a failure in life” and those “never give up quotes” – well…!
It’s not fun and the next time you venture out (if at all) you tend be a little more cautious, you are inclined to hedge your bets and you don’t play quite as hard-out the next time round.
Why? Because of fear. It’s human nature to be a little scared after you have failed hard.
If you do fail again, – well, you can always tell yourself that you didn’t lose as big this time have because you played a little slower.
But that’s probably why you will fail again because you played with less passion and were fearful, so you just ended up failing again!
It’s a funny thing, but many people that fail a time or two, often will just give up and quit. Failure hurts too much. It’s humiliating, embarrassing and it sucks. So they make the decision to play it “safe” rather than venture out again into the harsh, cruel world.
Sadly, this means they don’t try to ‘play‘ anymore, they just sit in their cozy, comfort zone and never try again. To risk failure one more time, would be too mortifying and too crushing for their egos to bear. So they give up on their dreams and goals.
But It’s The Only Way
Yet here’s what those people who give up, don’t know: The ONLY way you can absolutely and permanently fail is to do just that – QUIT. Everything else is just a stepping stone along the road to success.
Too often, people want to know “what is the best online business to have?. They ask themselves “what can I do and not fail at?“… but that is not the right question.
“What you should ask is; what can I fail at and still succeed“.
Never Give Up!
Successful people know this and that’s why they can shake off the humiliation (as hard as that is) and try again and again because they know that the only true failure is the failure to try.
Yet, society looks down upon those who have failed, lost money, or have been bankrupted. Often calling them ‘losers’ or ‘dreamers’ and they are disparaged because they didn’t quit on their dreams or given up on their goals.
Whereas, it seems that the people who have never tried, and don’t want to try, or have quit early, are called stable, reliable and are seen as normal and respected members of society.
Yet, interestingly enough, the average millionaire… » Read more