On the fifth day of Christmas, Damn Early Days gave to me...
A reminder that to succeed, you have to fail.
Let's be honest, most people are not willing to fail.
They hate it.
They run from it.
In their eyes, if they suck at something, it means they suck. Since their self-worth is tied directly to their performance, any failure is proof they aren’t good enough.
But that is exactly why most of them stay mediocre.
If they aren’t willing to fail, they aren’t able to learn from their mistakes. If they never learn, they’ll never grow and develop into something more.
“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”
Thomas J. Watson
If you’re not willing to fail, you guarantee you’ll stay average-at-best.
If you want to grow into an extraordinary version of yourself, you must be willing to fail — a lot.
That sucks to hear, but it's also the truth spewed by so many of the greats over the last 1,000 years.
Failure brings humility.
It develops your character.
It helps you laugh at your mistakes and not take things so seriously.
Like a plant placed from the shade into sunlight, your growth rate will accelerate 10x.
If you embrace the possibility of failure, you open yourself up to enormous success you’ve never seen before.
Keep that in mind as you finish 2017.
This Daily Dose is an excerpt of Anthony Moore's article on Medium.