Success VS Failure
Most people think that failure is bad and success if good. I want to help you change your thinking about that if you fall into that category. I will give you that failure isn’t fun and success is, but I think the following is true: Both failure and success are good…if you know what their specific purpose is.
Of course we know that success is good, but why? Success is good because it confirms things for us.
Success confirms our plans.
Success confirms our decisions.
Success confirms our resources.
Success confirms our strategies.
Success confirms our hunches.
Success confirms our teamwork.
Success confirms our risks
Success confirms a lot of things!
So when you are successful, ask yourself the following question: what does this success confirm in my mind?
Now, what about failure? What is the role of failure and how in the world can it be GOOD? Failure’s role is to teach us. We learn from failure.
Failure teaches us that we need to change our plans.
Failure teaches us that we need to change our decisions.
Failure teaches us that we need to change our resources.
Failure teaches us that we need to change our strategies,
Failure teaches us that we need to change our hunches,
Failure teaches us that we need to change our teamwork.
Failure teaches us that we need to change our risk.
Failure teaches us that we need to change a lot of things.
But at least now we know one more thing that won’t work! With every failure, we learn one more way we can abandon and focus in on what may be the correct way in the future! When we look at it that way, we set ourselves up for a powerfully successful future! So when you fail, ask yourself this question: What does this failure teach me? Remember, Success and Failure are both good. They can both be your friend….If you know what role they are to play in your life. Learn From Failure and Confirm with Success.
So what say you?
Now have a wonderful day and Go make BIG things happen……and I love working with you all.
5 thoughts on “Success and Failure”
I say that is excellent advice, THANK-YOU!
One of my favorite Edison quotes.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
My wife always tells me if it is not done twice in might be wrong. So my second time making or building items the second time is always better.
It’s important as managers, parents, and friends to allow people we care about to fail with respect, dignity, and love. Failure teaches us to have grit and be resilient.
From Spanx Founder, Sara Blakely (one of the world’s youngest self-made female billionaires):
“What’s the best piece of business advice you ever received?
It probably came down to my father. When I was growing up, he encouraged us to fail. We’d come home from school and at dinner he’d say: ‘What did you fail at today?’ And if there was nothing, he’d be disappointed. It was a really interesting kind of reverse psychology. I would come home and say that I tried out for something and I was just horrible and he high-fived me.”
I survived through many business failures to make it here to this dealership. I learned many lessons along the way and I have been able to use those to my advantage in being successful with the Young Auto Group. I firmly believe that every failure helps you get one step closer to your best you.