Happy Failures

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

Failures, big and small, only have power over us when we throw in the towel and don’t head to their lessons.

Of course, in the moment, failure feels awful.

Or does it?

What if we were trained to consider failure a bad thing? Culturally, people laugh and make fun of you after a mistake or misstep. It’s ingrained in us to feel embarrassed, anxious, sad, lonely, and or defeated when we fail.

But what if we could train ourselves to do the opposite?

What if we celebrated certain failures?

So that when our business doesn’t work out, we learn, build back, and try again.

In the face of failure, we can get up and do better next time.

No one wants to fail, but it’s built into the DNA of success.

There are always little failures (sometimes even catastrophic failures) on our path towards success. As long as we don’t get stuck on them, and go beyond them, then each failure becomes a mere step up the mountain.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1511

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