There’s not a straight line to success. You’re going to hit bumps in the road that will feel like mountains.
But, you can get over them. In fact, making mistakes is necessary to creating a successful company. If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not experimenting.
You’re not trying new approaches. You’re not going anywhere. They key thing is to make sure that you learn from the mistakes.
We’ve all heard stories about famous figures who have failed numerous times. Abraham Lincoln, for one, failed to win several positions before becoming president of the United States. Another example, Walt Disney, had to close businesses before hitting the route to worldwide success.
Do you know while most Americans were relaxing on Labor Day, 64-year-old Diana Nyad became the first person to swim the shark-invested waters between Cuba and Key West some 110 miles without a cage for protection.
She succeeded after her fifth attempt in 35 years but says she learned something new from each of her failed efforts. Can you imagine what it takes to make that physical and mental journey?
Failure is a necessary part of the journey, but it’s never the end until you decide to quit. Learn from your failures and move to next attempt to achieve Success.