If you are a successful entrepreneur, then by now you must have tasted failure or failures during your career. However, if you analyze your failures and their outcomes, then the one thing that you would come to know is that all the failures have contributed to your success and if it weren’t for your failures, you would have not achieved what you have achieved now. This is what is called ‘failing forward’.
For common people in general and entrepreneurs in particular, failure is an inevitable part of their life. Therefore, sooner or later you have to face failure; however, it is upon you that how you deal with this failure and fail either forward or backward. Being a successful entrepreneur myself, I would like to share some tips with you on how to fail forward to succeed.
There Is Always A Need For Training:
Once you fail in your venture, the thing that you should keep in mind in order to make the failure moving forward is that you need more training. When you associate your failure with the lack of training, then post failure you train even harder and the next time a failure inducing situation comes, you are ready to tackle it and achieve success in it.
Failures primarily happen because of the poor mindset. If you have made up your mind to do trivial things and enjoy success in trivial matters, then I am afraid to say that you will never succeed to the level you desire. Thus, the next time you face failure, make a millionaire mindset where you are willing to go the distance and aim high for success.
Success Is a Journey Not Destination:
Another major reason why people fail backwards and not forwards are the fact that people consider success as a destination only, thus, they try to achieve success and if they fail they give it up because the destination is not achieved. On the other hand, when you consider success as a journey then for you failure will be a part of this journey which makes you move forward in the journey. Thus, consider success as a journey and not a destination.
It Will Be Arduous And Long Journey:
People don’t fail forward because they are used to easy way out and want easy success in whatever they undertake. Thus, when things become hard and they face failure, they give it up and never move forward. In this regard, you will have to change your mindset if you wish to fail forward. You need to think that nothing good in life is easy let alone the taste of success, thus consider the journey to success a hard and arduous one and you will keep on striving no matter what.
Perfection Will Never Be There:
Every business owner wants perfection in his or her business. Due to this craze for perfection, the slightest of failures strikes them hard and they lose their cool, which eventually starts their journey down the hill. In order to fail forward, you need to realize the fact that nothing is perfect and all the little failures and discrepancies are the part of success and these discrepancies are what make you perform better in the next undertaking.
Difficulties Are A Must:
The major reason behind all the caution and care in business is the fact that people want to avoid difficulties, however, what people don’t realize is that difficulties are not a onetime thing, rather they are gradual and with passage of time they keep on coming. Hence, instead of worrying about avoiding them, one should be open to their existence and strive to do better with them a part of the struggle.
Now it’s Your Turn!
How many times have you faced failure in your ventures? Did you fail forward or other way around? What factors helped you fail forward? What success have you achieved from your failure? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.