July 17, 2018 2 min read

Failures are part of life. They happen when we least expect them, even highly successful people have experienced failure at some point in their lives.

Just FYI: It is absolutely okay to fail. It only means you had the courage to try at all. There is not right way to accomplish success and there is no right way or path that will take you to immediate success without failing first.

If Steve Jobs had not been fired, he would have never revolutionized Apple or bought Pixar.

If Colonel Sanders had given up when he set out his $105 social security check in hand to pitch his chicken recipe to restaurants, there wouldn’t be the Kentucky Fried Chicken we know today. And he was 62 years old.

Failures and setbacks are inevitable in life, we all fall hard at one point in our lives and it’s completely okay, no one is perfect! If we lived so carefully just to avoid failure, we wouldn’t be able to get out of our comfort zone and teach ourselves later how to recover from our mishaps.

What we want to show our team members and followers is how to overcome life challenges and use them to your own advantage. Remember: failure is only temporary ONLY when you know how to manage it.

Accepting failure is part of the process
This little stepping stone is part of your journey and will serve as a future reference when making bigger or better decisions. It is okay to get disappointed and upset, it is normal to feel down, But our ultimate goal here is to not stay down.

Write Down Your Goals
Visualizing your goals will help you accomplish them better instead of just thinking of them. A goal board is a very simple way to focus on what goals are important and most achievable, whether you’re in school or work.

Displaying images, or inspiring quotes will keep you motivated and will help you maintain focus on the goals you have set for yourself.

Fail Forward
You’ve failed. What’s next? Accept it. Own it. By learning from our mistakes, we learn to fail forward and tend to not make the same mistakes twice. Keep an open mind with the possibilities of doing better the next time you set yourself a goal. This will put you ahead of the game!

Remember:in order to be persistent, you must first fail; otherwise there is no need to persist.

A final thought:
J.K. Rowling said: “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.”

We want to encourage everyone to let us know how they have overcome their failures and mishaps. Like we mentioned in the text above, it is okay to have a stepping stone along the way of achieving your goals; after all: Failure is just part of the journey!