Failing Magnificently - Tweak Your Biz

Failing Magnificently - Tweak Your Biz - http://tweakyourbiz.com Avatar Posted by nialldevitt under Self-Development
From http://tweakyourbiz.com 2214 days ago
Made Hot by: kingofcontent92 on January 6, 2015 5:54 am
I’m in recovery. No, I’ve not had an illness. I’ve failed.

First, it’s important to understand a little about me when I was growing up. I never failed. This was not because I was ultra-capable or ultra-talented. It was because I (subconsciously) avoided failure.

I’d throw in the towel early so that I could always say “I never really tried”. It took until my early twenties before I realised that avoiding failure had become more important to me than achieving success.





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Written by ShawnHessinger
2212 days ago

Hi Niall,

I have no empirical data to support this. (Maybe others in the BizSugar community do?) But I suspect those who have become successful after repeated failure are somehow better at gaining insight from the experience. So it's not just failure (many fail and don't recover) but the reaction to that failure that is an important part of the equation. Learning the right lessons from failure is the real key.



Written by nialldevitt
2211 days ago

Thank you Shawn and you're I suspect (very) right. I read somewhere that because we seek perfection, we will always fail - just to differing degrees. So in essence, everything we do is failure and it’s how we fail that really is the most important thing.



Written by lyceum
2214 days ago

Niall: You both strive for perfection and fail forward at the same time. I recommend you that you (re)read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and reflect to Howard Roark's life situation at around the middle of the book, and then...



Written by nialldevitt
2211 days ago

Thank you Martin, I’m going to check it out and come back to you.



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