If I fail more than you do, I win.
It is not a contest or a comparison, it’s just the way to say – who plays the most wins.
When we fail in the beginning we feel discouraged by the fact that it is not done, I couldn’t succeed. But the beauty of failing is once you play and do things, you are better at measuring what can come next in your future attempts.
Suppose, I write a post and you, my fellow readers, don’t like it much. I may have failed to fulfill my objective to add value to your life in my first attempt, but the upside is, I can go back to the drawing board and come back with better and more valuable information to present.
Most of the time, we cannot control the outcome, but what we can do is to try again and again and again until we get the results we want.
Most people don’t take the time to invest their effort to things that matter to them. They get discouraged even after few attempts. But look at the people below who made things happen because they understood the value of failing the most –
I am a huge fan of Seth Godin. Guess how many times he was rejected by the publishers while he was trying to be a published author? 900 times! Can you beat that? Even after 900 rejections he sent book proposals to publishers and guess what, he got published. It is not a rocket science. He got successful because he was ready to undergo failures the most.
If you have read the Chicken Soup series written by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, you must know this. They had been rejected 120 times by the publishers before one small publisher accepted their proposal of publishing heart-warming stories into a book and later into a series of books. What made them tick? They understood the value of playing the most and as a result, failing the most.
The most renowned business philosopher Jim Rohn said that when he was a young salesman while building his part-time business, he failed 9 out of 10 times. But he kept on doing. Within a few years, he saw a reverse of the numbers in his results. He saw that he was able to convince 9 people out of 10 only after few years. What was the magic? The magic was playing the most and not worrying about the failing part.
Play the most. Try one more time before dropping your hat. Don’t get discouraged. The result you want is on the way. You may have not reached the point yet. But you wouldn’t know if you don’t play the next time and again the next time.
Only downside you need to worry about while failing is the cost of failing. If you try one time and fail so badly that you can’t try it again, then it’s not worthy of failing. Be aware of the cost. The best way to avoid the cost is to start super-small in something. Once you try a super-tiny step, the downside is almost none (I hope you are not a rocket-scientist or a pacemaker producer!).
So, whatever you want to create, a business, a book, a coaching practice or anything that you want, start super-small and keep on doing until you get there.
And the upside of failing will help you to refuel your motivation and empower your vision toward your glorious future.