I’m sure by reading the title of this post, you probably thought, “Look at this @$$hole!”
It’s one thing to see people succeed, but it’s another to see them fail… It’s an even great thing to see them fail and LEARN from their failure. That’s what many call, Failing Forward.
The irony in the title is that we live in a society where failure not celebrated but feared. In school, we’re taught to fear failure and to fall into a mode of intellectual complacency and obedience.
While that might work to just get you by… once you get into the real world, you’ll quickly realize that the Succeed All the Time adage that we were taught to pursue DOESN’T EXIST.
To be honest.. I don’t even see the fun in succeeding all the damn time. I think there’s so much wisdom and knowledge to gain from failing in some way or another.
Thomas Edison’s famous quote, “I did not fail. I just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.” is indicative of his attitude towards failure. This attitude definitely puts things into a fresh perspective and it enables you to have a desire to explore and try new things!
Life and even Business becomes an adventure when your view on uncertainty can always have a positive outcome and outlook.
So go out, take on a new venture and just know that you can either succeed or fail forward. Either way, you’re better off than you were before.