If you’re not failing or making mistakes than you’re not taking enough risks, you’re not stretching yourself out of your comfort zone. If you limit your goals you limit your potential.
Taking a risk always means failure is an option. When you start realizing that failure is always an option for you, you’ll start being scared of failure and look at it as just another barrier you need to overcome in order to get you closer to your ultimate dream for yourself.
Failing multiple times will get you closer to reaching your fullest potential. Believe me. No one gets to the top without failing a bunch of times beforehand.
Please know that your fear of failure will HOLD YOU BACK from fulfilling your greatest potential, your ultimate vision for yourself.
Failures will force you to do things differently and look at the problem in a new light. Failures will motivate you to push through your discomfort. And that’s where you want to live, in the discomfort, where the butterflies in your stomach are. That means you’re stretching, you’re reaching, you’re moving forward.
J.K. Rowling had her book rejected by 12 different publishers before they finally agreed to publish Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, but she was told to get a day job because the book wouldn’t make any money.
Colonel Sanders (KFC) found success at age 56. His original chicken recipes were rejected by over 1000 restaurants before he got his first one at age 56.
Donald Trump has declared bankruptcy twice.
Spanx Founder Sara Blakely (youngest female self-made billionaire in history) heard “no” 100X from various manufacturers who said they couldn’t produce her nylon-type undergarment, but she was determined.
Arlene Dickinson was terrified of appearing on Dragon’s Den (she worried about how she’d look on HD TV, how she’d sound, & the fact that she was actually shutting down some Venture satellite offices.)
Arianna Huffington got rejected by 36 publishers for her 2nd book. This was before she launched Huffington Post. But even when she launched HuffPost, she received vicious criticism and still to this day it’s ridiculed by many in the media.
All of these people failed many, many times before they became hugely successful. Don’t stop working, don’t stop trying just because you failed once, or twice or 10 times. Keep going!