Are you afraid of failure?
Do you feel like you can’t afford to make any mistakes?
If so, you’re not alone.
Many people are afraid to fail, and as a result, they don’t take risks or try new things.
But what if I told you that failure is an important part of life?
In fact, it’s essential to your success.
Without failure, you can’t learn, grow, or progress. So don’t be afraid to fail – embrace it!
It’s an important part of the journey to success.
Failure is ok!
Another awesome mentorship message is a topic that we don’t talk about that often.
It’s the topic of failure.
How important is failure and what does that mean to your life?
I started doing a little bit of an analysis of sharing and mentoring.
I get the opportunity to mentor a lot of very successful executives.
I get the opportunity to mentor young adults who are also called my children.
When I look at the topics that we continuously discuss, one subject keeps coming up.
Most of my time talking about my failures, not my successes, my failures.
It’s because people need to know that it’s okay to fail.
In fact, it’s important to fail.
Failure can be beneficial!
It’s important to fail and learn from those failures.
If you’re mentoring someone, it’s important that you let them fail because it’s in those times that we have the opportunity to grow.
It’s in the failures that we grow, not our successes, successes are pats on the back.
Failures are where we get to become a better version of ourselves.
When it comes to failure, don’t look at failure as final.
Look at failure as an opportunity for you to grow.
I’m gonna go one step further and say that right now, this very second, I have what I consider to be a dream job.
I spend most of my time serving on boards of publicly-traded companies or companies that want to go public.
You would think that the reason I get selected to be on these companies is because of some great success I’ve had in my past business.
However, the real truth is I end up going on these company boards because I embrace the failures I’ve had.
Failures are learning lessons!
The key here is that I’m very good at learning from my failures.
I also help others learn from that as well.
That way, they don’t have to fail.
I spend a lot of my time on these boards, sharing with them some of the failures that I’ve had in the past and making sure that the company doesn’t experience that as well.
In fact, you can, literally, make a career out of failing.
Failure is ok in parenting too!
Also, when it comes to being a good parent, you’re going to make mistakes.
There’s no manual for that.
You’re going to fail.
Be honest about it.
Share with your spouse, share with your kids.
Whenever you make a mistake or you go in the wrong direction, the key thing to remember is don’t be afraid to fail, fail fast, and fail often.