If you are trying to achieve success, make no mistake that at the same time you are risking failure as well. Like it or not, failure is always the first step towards success. In other words, if we do not step our of our comfort zone and risk failing, we will never get the opportunity yo succeed. As long as we are attempting, we are actually winning. Do not forget that the most epic mistake that you can make in your life is to continuously fear that you will make one. So never let your fear of striking out get in your way. Just hit it!
It's time to spread your wings to fall...I mean fly.
The moment we become less and less wiling to risk failure, that is when we stop growing and learning. We become stagnant due to our own fear. Make no mistake that failures that we will face in our life only serve as delays and detours, not defeat. Only when you do nothing you are defeated. Think about it, we all make mistakes especially those of us who continue to act. If you don't expect anything, you will never be upset but then you will never gain anything as well.
Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover
up failure. If you are not failing, you are not growing.
~H. Stanley Judd~
If you want to make any ground, perfectionism should be thrown out of the window. Stop trying to be perfect, aim for excellence instead. Never ever wait for a perfect opportunity to present itself right before you; for if you do, the perfect moment might not even come. Imagine a world where cold, precise, perfect people are roaming our streets: in order to speak no wrong, a lot of these people choose never to speak at all...they might not even do anything at all. Thus, it is clear that the pursuit of perfection can be frustrating, unproductive and sometimes downright wasteful.
We need to think that we are like tea bags. Yes-TEA BAG! We will never know our own strength until we have been through some "hot water". Failure has its advantages. The truth is there are two benefits of failure. First, if you fail, you learn what does not work right? Hence that brings us to the second benefit whereby your failure provides an opportunity for you to learn and try a new way. Both success and failure are actually products of the same process.
Whenever we fall, remember to pick something up. Defeats are only installments to victory. Whenever we flop, learn how to fail intelligently. Develop success from failure. It is always better to fail while trying to do something rather than excelling in doing nothing. Which would you prefer? Our "season" of failure is the best time for sowing our seeds of success. Rest assured sooner or later we will be getting bountiful harvest that will reward us for our whole life.
That's why Michael Jordan is one of the best basketball player!
Successful people are not afraid to fail. They expect failures to be part of their endeavors. They go from failure to failure until eventually they go taste the sweet scent of success. This is going to sound ironic...but one of the best ways to accelerate your success is to double your failure rate. Failure is necessary for success.