How to Fail Your Way to Success

September 23, 2014

21252022_8fdda98341“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. 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.” -Michael Jordan

If people aren’t making mistakes, they aren’t learning.

Instead, you get people who pretend to know what they don’t know – which just creates more problems in the long run.

When you’re afraid to fail…to stumble…to look silly…you will stay stuck in your comfort zone. Mastery is nice, but it’s also darned boring.

You have to be willing to fail if you want to grow.

Failure is a tough thing in our society. Everyone loves a winner, the saying goes. But those winners had to fail, probably more than once, on their way to winning.

There are no overnight successes. There are just people who kept going when others gave up.

Copyright © 2010 – 2014 Deborah A. Bailey

Excerpted from Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life.

Photo Credit: Stitch via Compfight cc

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Deborah is a writer, writing workshop presenter and published author. She's host of the Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast.

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