Advice They Never Told You – 4. Fail Miserably


June 14, 2013 by Liberty

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Failure is going to happen in life. We all should have to face it regularly. In fact, I’d feel completely comfortable saying that the most successful people in the world fail more on average. Failure is a part of life. Having a success rate of 10% is awesomely high as far as I’m concerned. There is no way to know everything that you need to know before doing something. That means a disciplined risk taking decision is always necessary and with that, comes failure.

The major problem that most of the “regular failures” suffer from is the acceptance of failure. If you’re going into something saying, “I will probably fail but…” then you’re significantly disadvantaged in succeeding. It’s much better to go in full throttle. You need to be bent on success.

That… will lead to miserable, embarrassing mistakes. You know the kind: you don’t like to think about but will sometimes brag about alamo style.

These are the kinds of mistakes that really had a chance of succeeding. It’s good to be reasonable about your expectations but when you’re too reasonable, you’re bound to fail. It limits your options. It makes it look less profitable to succeed. It encourages you to quit before the final turn.

You need to be willing to fall flat on your face in life to do anything worth doing.

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