As content creators, we must always believe in ourselves and know that failure is not only possibly but inevitable. Even so, we must keep going.
Recently, I’ve heard a lot of conversations about failure. And it reminded me about how many stories I’ve heard about how the most successful people in the world have, themselves, been failures.
Here are some highlights:
😳On Disney, an editor told Walt he ‘lacked imagination and had no good ideas’.
😧Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first TV job as an anchor in Baltimore.
🤭Stephen King had his first book Carrie rejected 30 times.
😔”You ain’t goin’ nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.” – this was said to Elvis Presley after his first performance at the Grand Ole Opry (and then he was fired)
✨And here’s what JK Rowley thinks about failure:
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”
So your choice:
- Do nothing. Accomplish nothing. Be nothing.
- Or fail your way to success
Which do you choose?
If you want to do anything in life, you will have to fail. It’s just the way it works. So rather than fighting this, why not learn to embrace it? Understand that failure doesn’t mean you should quit. Instead, ask yourself what you can you learn from the experience?
And best – how can you use this learning to move forward?
Spin this “failure” around and make it productive by turning it into a learning experience. And you’ll move forward even stronger than you were before. Because these failures ultimately can strengthen us if we use them the right way.
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Thanks for reading about how failure paves the path to success. I hope you embrace it!