I hate this insanity and propaganda of how you just need to fail more.
Stop it, please.
No one failed himself or herself to the top. Our “celebrity” entrepreneurs we love and admire refused to quit. Yes, they messed up and failed, but it wasn’t their failures that made them stronger. Instead, it was their resilience. They persisted to the top. Once again, they did not fail themselves into success.
“No longer will I dwell in a pit of despair, moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity. I can do nothing about the past. My future is immediate. I will grasp both hands and carry it with running feet…
I do not fear failure, for in my life, failure is a myth. Failure only exists for the person who quits. I do not quit.
I am courageous. I am a leader. I seize this moment. I choose now.”
– Andy Andrews
Anyone who encourages you to fail is helping you take your eyes off of the target. No one in their right mind would want to fail on purpose.
If you believe in them, then make sure you don’t fill up your gas tank the next time the low fuel light comes on. One morning you will fail to get to work on time because you ran out of gas. You will overcome it, but it will not make you stronger because you never needed to overcome that adversity.
So instead of focusing on your next fail, skip this ridiculous trend and go do something to get you closer to your dream.
When you do fail, get up quickly and brush yourself off. Then continue to focus on the realization of your dream instead of your next failure. It is about how you push through failure and not how many times you fail.
– Catalyst John