Why Failing is the Fastest Way to Win
I will explain how and why mistakes and failures are the crucial part of achieving the success of any kind whether it’s business career and wealth or personal achievements like climb the highest mountain or becoming the world’s top athlete.
Recently I came across the book that reminded me the process of achieving goals in life as well as breaking the psychological barriers that often hold us back (even the famous celebrities and Entrepreneurs) from achieving audacious goals and deep desires no matter how big they are.
The Book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big!
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big is a brilliant book and life story of the author himself Scott Adams. But instead of me talking about and reviewing the book and the story, I leave it up to everyone as a surprise.
But I rather will talk about what does failing “Fail” in Life actually means and represents because that’s what is most interesting and most VALUABLE lesson that anyone can learn. Once you understand that every single failure in life is actually an opportunity to really learn and move a step forward instead of backward, then achieving goals and success becomes inevitable like a game that you love to play.
And not just that.
Your own confidence and wisdom will grow and you’ll become seen as an Entrepreneur leader and everybody will seek your advice to their problems because what they see is the guy without any problems and they want that too.
What they don’t see in reality is the guy, an Entrepreneur who took the problems and failures as everyday bread and learned to solve them quickly and fast without much of an emotion involved. Remember, once you give the problem emotion, then it becomes the problem until then it’s just a task.
If we take failures as the necessary way to learn and grow, to progress in life then there is no such a fear of failure or doing the mistakes because it would be normal just like learning to walk or speak or write.
The More You Fail The Stronger You’ll Become!
But for some reason, we created the society where more punish for mistakes and teach everyone not to do them. This is so strange to me since all of the self-made famous Entrepreneurs tell you the right opposite. You have to do mistakes and fail in order to succeed.
For example the self-made richest man on the planet Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, here is what he said:
We as human beings have regrets of doing or not doing certain things in life because deep inside we know that nobody can give you back the time spent here on this planet. So make your #1 thing as the biggest regret of not going to achieve your dreams, fail and succeed.
The regret of not trying to do so allowed him to go and build the biggest and fastest growing company in the entire world and become officially the richest man on the planet.
15 years ago nobody would think that that would happen, but when you look at the graph data, it’s been quite obvious.
Anyway, the answer on How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big is to exactly Fail at Almost Everything.
Think about it, if you didn’t fail and succeeded, then you did everything right or it was a luck, either way it’s not really good because there wasn’t any learning process and next time the issues arise they will hit really bad because you don’t expect it neither know how to deal with the problem.
It’s funny how all our lives we try so hard to eliminate all the problems instead of learning how to deal with them quickly and efficiently which involves failures of course.
And all of this is on the scale of everything, the business, whether we have the money or not, if we are fit or overweight, healthy or sick, you name it.
“The Worst Things in Life Are Those that Didn’t Happen!”
Most of the people spent so much of time worrying about the things that didn’t happen yet, or never will. It’s the best to drive your focus on good positive stuff and deal with the problems/negatives along the way trusting in your ability to solve the problem, and if not you still learn.
Taking the full responsibility for our life is the crucial step to face and deal with problems and failures well.
The huge problem is that people often think that they are ready to fail, and when the time comes they take it hard and shut themselves up, and never go that path down again because it was too painful.
Fail, Feel the Pain, Reflect, and Learn
The pain is the normal part of the failing and learning process, but you have to reflect back on that pain and understand where it’s coming from.
This takes a lot of Courage and patience to do so, but the reward for that is nice. There is one brilliant book exactly on this subject that I recommend probably the most called Principles by Ray Dalio.
He describes how understanding his own pain reflect back on it in order to learn, had the biggest impact on his business career as an investor and businessman, but also on the personal life, such as creating meaningful relationships and be genuinely happy not just for what you have but for who you are and who the others around you are like.
The money and wealth is just a bridge to achieve all those things faster, and as I mentioned previously, we have just one shot in this life so it would be a shame to waste even just one day by holding yourself back because of artificial fear of failure while trying to achieve your goals.
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The launch day of Secrets of Inner Power is on 16th of April 2018.
Good luck and talk next time!