Do you want to avoid failure? Move to a log cabin
Is it possible to constantly fail and achieve ultimate success? Ask anyone who has achieved success, however you want to define it, and I will guarantee that the common answer will be: YES.
How is this possible? Well, there are two ways to define failure and there are several ways to respond to it. But first, from the sources, definitions:
Failure: something that does not meet what is required or expected. A breakdown or decrease in the performance of something, or a time when something stops working or stops working properly.
Success: something that turns out as planned or planned. Someone who is rich, famous, or powerful due to a record of achievement. Agree with this one? I personally disagree with this definition as it omits many accomplishments that may not end in wealth, fame, or power.
In my world he travels through the years speaking in 25 countries that I have never met, to this day, anyone who has been successful and who has not experienced failure in some or even many ways during their life or career.
I think there is only one way to avoid failure and that is to dig a hole and bury yourself in it.
I can’t tell you how many articles and books I’ve read from people who embrace the concept of avoiding failure or people who say failure is bad or people who say failure is a sign of weakness blah blah blah. All of these people are crazy and I bet any of them who haven’t failed yet are nowhere near reaching their potential.
They are simple people: if they want to be successful, they must take a risk, taking a risk requires that they can make mistakes, make stupid decisions or do stupid things and the result, yes, failure.
The bottom line in all of them is this: you can’t be successful without failing in the past. So the question remains: do we all define failure in the same way? I would doubt it. Is there a common definition? Yes, I gave it to you at the beginning of this article.
So let me ask you: are you failing at something right now? If not, what are you waiting for? If so, what are you learning? Failure is a tool to grow, learn, improve, and adapt and adjust. Without it, you will be stuck in the past.