Failing Forward to Your Success

Last Update: June 29, 2018

Failing Forward to Your Success.

Must we get everything right First Time?

Can Failing along the way stop you from completing the task?

Should we avoid Failure at all cost?

Hopefully you have answered NO to all the above.

Yes you should always try to get each task right when you set out, butinevitably you will never get everything correct on your firstattempt. It is an impossibility. You will fail along the way and although this may be an inconvenience and will cost you additionaltime, it should NOT and must NOT stop you progressing to the end.

You Will Fail.

Accept that failure will happen along the way, it is a certainty, especiallywhen you have ambitious plans and exciting goals. You will mostdefinitely have a great deal of new material to learn, so rather thanavoiding at all cost, embrace the failures and treat it as part ofyour learning curve.

Samuel Beckett Irish Novelist said “Evertried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”I think this quote adequately demonstrates two aspects of attemptinganything. One:-you need to try out tasks and not fear making mistakes (everyonemakes them) and Two:-keep going to the end even if more failures happen along the way.

Always a Lesson.

Develope the entrepreneur attitude and believe 'That Never a Failure, Always a Lesson'. Figure out what didn't go right and decide what you can dodifferently next time. Then do it. Do not let excuses or negativethoughts rule your mind. Remember, you are not a product of your circumstances, you are a product of your decisions.

You'll only learn by failing over and over again, each time this happens yougain further knowledge to help you move forward in your quest. Whenyou do this, you're able to grow. Fortunately here at WealthyAffiliate there is a fantastic community of very knowledgeable people. All of whom would be able to provide answers and assistanceto various problems and failures you encounter on the path to yourgoal. They will help you grow.

From a young age we are taught that failure is a bad thing, we grow upbelieving that failure is a bad thing but ask any entrepreneur andthey will tell you that failure is a good thing. Entrepreneurs willtell you, Failure is not only good but its good for you. It must beexpected, it must be accepted and failure must be learned from to moveforward. Failure isn't losing its learning.

Failures are Usually Only Temporary

By using failure as a great tool, we can refine our strategy and altercourse. Once, failures occur we can make various changes to our gameplan by using slight tweaks from the information gained from themistakes. As failures are usually only temporary we can normal just dust ourselves off, alter out thinking and get back on the horse andcomplete the task.

People are so often afraid that they will fail at something, so they won'teven try. Make sure you don't ever become that person. Everyone hasfailed at something in their life, but not everyone is willing to tryand try again. Dreams don't work unless you do.

Here at Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson have developed a fantasticplatform, the training is truly magnificent and the tools providedare phenomenal. You have a wonderful opportunity to develop yourskill set and become the business person you have been dreaming of. Being challenged in life is inevitable; being defeated is optional.

Entrepreneurs possess a deep understanding of failure and reflection, have a veryresilient nature and are dogged in their determination to succeed.It's these qualities that set them apart from the quitters. You justneed to work hard and never give up. People who reach the top aren't afraid to climb the failure hill.

Failure can teach you more than constant success.

Produce – Fail – Reflect - Move Forward. Weall need to embrace 'Failing Forward'

To demonstrate the Positive end of successful failures.

Have a go at this Quiz.

Would any of you be inspired by these absolute failures?

Read the next 5 passages, and try to guess who they are (without Referencing or Googling) have a guess at each one, then go to the bottom of the page.

  1. Almost unbelievably, he was fired from the very company he began in a garage. The dismissal made him realize that his passion for his work exceeded the disappointment of failure. He said “I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from that job was the best thing that could have ever happened to me,”. Which person was this?

  2. 5 years after failing in business, he suffered a nervous breakdown, a year after that he was defeated in his run for high office. He was no stranger to rejection and failure, but rather than taking these signs as a motivation for surrender, he refused to stop trying his best.

    In this great man’s words: “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” Who was this no stranger to failure?

  3. During a Harvard commencement speech she outlined the importance and value of failure. Why? …....Simply because she was once a failure too. A few short years after her graduation from college, her worst nightmares were realized. In her words, “I had failed on an epic scale. An exceptionally short-lived marriage had imploded, and I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Country, without being homeless I was the biggest failure I knew.” Coming out of this failure stronger and more determined was the key to her success. Who is this big failure..... a truly remarkable lady?

  4. It would be an easy misconception that his particular skills revolved around natural talent. In fact, in his earlier years coaches had trouble looking past the fact that he didn’t reach the minimum height requirement. He said “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” It was years of effort, practice, and failure that made the star we all know today. Is this guy a washed up no good failure or really a fantastic star and motivator?

  5. He dropped out of school at a young age in a failed attempt at joining the army. One of his earlier ventures, was Laugh-o-Gram it went bankrupt due to his lack of ability to run a successful business. He was once fired from a Newspaper for “not being creative enough.” Basically he kept failing but he was always learning from those failures and moving forward. Is this person a totally failed businessman.

I was inspired to write this after reading Tim McKinlay's Post. Take alook here:@https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/timmckinlay/blog/why-failing-is-critical-to-your-success-as-an-entrepreneur

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    1. Steve Jobs (Ex CEO of Apple), 2. Abraham Lincoln (16th US President),

    3. J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter Author), 4. Michael Jordan (Ex BasketBall Star)

    5. Walt Disney (Disney Studios)

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Trujunco Premium
Hello My friends
Just dropped by to read one of your posts, and very happy that I have.
This piece on failure is of value to me as I was this morning reflecting upon my own progress and thoughts to improving my approach.

Maybe it is my age, or the fact that Autobiographies/Biographies are some of my favorite books to read, but I guessed three of the five in your quiz correctly and the only one whom I've not spent time reading about is J.K Rowling.

I want to share a thought to my improvement, though I might feel a bit uneasy by admitting it here on paper.

I am looking to improve the goal-setting/organization of my efforts in life and I do feel anxiety in time wasted.

I've read many a suggestion and methods that others use, but NOT in gathering the information, but by procrastinating use of these, I fail.

Actually I am glad I've written that out... Lol, I feel like kicking my own ass, now

Anyway I count you two as friends in sharing this endeavor and many thanks in your efforts in being here.

Kind regards, David R.
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christinebso Premium
Hi Age,
A very encouraging post! Thanks.

You are right, WA provides us with all the great training, tool and support for us to build a successful online business.

We are entrepreneurs, must not fear of failure and we never give up!

Christine
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EandS2018 Premium
Thank you for these wonderful comments / skill sets They are so true! Best success, thank you, awesome read .
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janbey Premium
Thanks for your lovely comments Elaine.I hope you are enjoying the training and moving forward. On reading your Bio I see you have dedicated your working life along with Scarlett to helping others, which is fantastic. Now it is time to have some time for you. Time to expand your personal business and get your WA dream up and running.

Enjoy it and have fun, all the best -Age-.
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Gregor1 Premium
Thank you Adrian for this, it is so important to keep on reminding ourselves of truths. Thank you for making contact. I live at the opposite end of the island at the moment up in Inverness.
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janbey Premium
I'm glad this resonated with you Gregor. We can all use mistakes or failures in a positive way, if we learn and move forward. How did you do in naming the 5 failures? - Any surprises?

I hope things are going well for you in WA. -Age-
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Gregor1 Premium
Hahahaha.....I got no 4, MJ but the rest had me! I really enjoy those reality stories of the most unlikely success stories. Goalcoast is great! I heard one the other day about the chain of pubs, Wetherspoons. Not sure if it’s true but story I heard was that he was told by his teacher he’d amount to nothing but obviously he didn’t. He called the chain Wetherspoons to drive the point home as the teacher who dissed him was “Wetherspoons”
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