I just wrote an email as part of an auto-responder follow up series for an opt-in page for the Business Success Alliance opportunity.
The reason that I am bringing this up has to do with the topic that I chose, failure.
Why Failure is an Important Process to Your Success
Fail harder, you cannot be successful without failure – Robert Kiyosaki
OK, I’m not going to site here and say that you absolutely have to fail before you will ever be successful, that’s not the point.
The point is, however, that successful men and women don’t view their failures the way that many average folk view them. For the successful, failure often times represents a way that something does not work or does not perform well.
Other times, failure is seen as a stepping stone to that “next” level that so many of us are trying to get to.
The main theme here then is that failure, while isn’t the goal, certainly should be more warmly received than what many would think it should be.
The Famous Failures Out There
Imagine a world without Walt Disney, or Michael Jordan, Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs. Imagine a world without Edison and his lightbulb!
Most of us have heard the story of the young man that failed almost all of his life until he invented the light bulb, but most of us do not know about his failures. Edison is typically associated with his successes, but if he had not worked so diligently through all of those failures, learning along the way how not to design the lightbulb, we might still be reading by candlelight today.
Successful athletes embrace failure, it’s a part of the games that they play.
While “Babe” Ruth was the Home Run king for decades, most people do not know that George also led Major League baseball in strike outs as well!
Michael Jordan was cut from his High School team, but that was the catalyst that drove him to push himself even harder as a player. In his own words, “I have been willing to fail over and over and over and this is why I succeed!”
They Changed Music Forever, but Were Deemed to Have No Future
The Beatles are arguably one of the most, if not THE most influential bands ever. Whether you are a fan or not does not matter, the Beatles have sealed their place in music history.
However, in the beginning, things didn’t always go so well for the fab four.
Decca Records, huge in the 60’s turned them down saying, “We don’t like their sound – They have no future in show business.”
Can you imagine for one second how things would have turned out if those guys decided not to keep playing, if they decided to quit the music business?
Failure is a Lesson – Quitting is Forever
The wealthy have a different mindset, let there be no doubt and the way that they view failure might be a great starting point for many.
Think about it for a second, when you fail at something do you analyze what went wrong and then go right back to it again or do you pack it in and give up?
The only time that failure can ever win, can ever truly affect a person is when they quit.
Embrace your failures, learn from them and keep pushing forward. For the persistent will be rewarded no matter what the endeavor.
Now get out there…and fail!