Why Failure Is An Option
Every failure of mine has led to another failure. I have tried to begin new projects, launch new ideas, and start new businesses. I have failed constantly (more times than I can count) and failed miserably. I have invested my time and money into projects that never turned out the way I planned. My failures have come when there is so much on the line, and when I need a breakthrough, I again fail. As a husband and a father, most would think that based off of my failures it would be best for me to find a job, but that is not the case.
I don’t fear failure, I embrace it. Some may say that failure is not an option, but for me it is always an option because with every failure comes a victory. Never failing is not the accomplishment, but it’s rising every time you fail. The more I fail, the more I win.
The Game of Life
If I fail more than you… I win.
While I have had so many wins in my life, but these have only come through the learning process of failure and being wrong every now and then.
As Seth Godin has said…
“The secret of being wrong isn’t to avoid being wrong!
The secret is being willing to be wrong.
The secret is realizing that wrong isn’t fatal.
The only thing that makes people and organizations great is their willingness to be not great along the way. The desire to fail on the way to reaching a bigger goal is the untold secret of success.
I’ve been waiting for you to ask for the shortcut, the error-free, failure-free way to get people to do what you want, to make change happen without risk or fear, to magically alter the status quo.” (Seth Godin, Tribes)
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” -John F. Kennedy