I love when a client comes into my office with an issue regarding failure because it is so freeing when they understand that every single area in which they have fallen short, is actually a step that is moving them closer to their goal! It’s all about perspective!
If you’re in sales, you know that it takes a certain number of “no’s” in order to get to that “yes” and close a sale. Those yes and no measurements are called the METRICS of sales. Everything in life has metrics. Whether it’s dating, interviewing for jobs or setting a goal of any kind. Whatever you can think of, it will seldom be accomplished, without failure and all success has its own set of metrics.
If you look around and see all of the useful things in our world, all of the inventions from ink pens to automobiles, none of them came into existence the first time the inventor attempted their idea. They failed many times! For REAL GO GETTER’S, FAILURE IS JUST PHASE ONE!
The real question you have to ask yourself is are you a go-getter or a quick-quitter?
If you feel defeated by failure, you’re missing the whole point of this process! Sit back, dust yourself off and analyze what just happened through your failure. What can you learn from it? How can you adapt your effort and try again? If you can learn from your experience and try again you are not failing, you’re GROWING!
THE ONLY TRUE FAILURE IN LIFE IS WHEN YOU’RE TOO AFRAID TO TRY, OR YOU GIVE UP AFTER YOUR ATTEMPT DOESN’T YIELD THE RESULT YOU HOPED FOR AND YOU QUIT!
Failure is only an experience to teach how NOT to do what you were attempting to do. It’s a lesson and if you will learn and grow from it, you will FAIL FORWARD and that my friends, means you grew and therefore you moved ahead.
By definition, failure means a lack of success, however; growth by definition means development! If you developed, then how can you call that a failure? Learn from your experience and keep growing! You’ll only fail when you give up!