I recently read this statement over the net. Evangelizing missteps, the whole learning process turns into success.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”Thomas A. Edison
Beat your marks in any sport, get rid of negative emotional loads, learn from failed projects and always go one step further. This are some examples of turning missteps into success.
Why is this so important?
As an engineer, I have to manage different challenges in each project, design, printing… Business are always about challenges and failure. But it can be a source of shame, a prove that someone is not good enough or smart enough to properly develope a certain activity.
- Educators turn failure into teaches.
- Scientists find on failure the path to the right answers.
- Entrepeneurs belive faile is part of the learning.
- Writers see failure as a temporary condition.
“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.”J.K. Rowling
Fear to failure
Fear to failure can be a really big force that blows your mind, even making you to think about giving up your goals and projects. It can be frustrating and you can be tempted to abandon your dream.
Otherwise, walk toward your ideas accomplishing big challenges, developing yourself in your areas of interest and, even, failing in your learning process, can be far more rewarding than simply accept your comfortable position, doing what you already know and getting same inputs/outputs once and again.
Doing hard choices, trying to find new ideas and accepting you have done (and will do) mistakes, is a very healthy way to find your right path.
If you really find yourself interested in anything, and you would like to find your spot doing that, you should definitively just walk in that direction. Look for information, enroll in courses, workshops, investigate, learn, fail, try again… Just put all your energies on that. Work hard and keep going. Remember: failure is the new success.