TedX Fargo promised to change my life....the speakers delivered throughout the day with inspiring thoughts, provoking questions, and most importantly, by showing that working outside the box can indeed provide a solution. It can also FAIL, and failure was a common theme. Failure is not a bad thing - think Thomas Edison and the light bulb, Milton Hershey and the Hershey Bar, and more recently, James Dyson, who "failed" 5217 times before coming up with the correct prototype for his now famous Dyson Vacuum.
I disagree with the common saying, "failure is not an option". Failure is ALWAYS a real, and sometimes scary option! But what if we approached it from a different perspective, looking upon failure as a narrowing of the learning curve that points us, albeit eventually, towards the working solution?
Yes, that's it. Failure is not negative. Failure is simply ruling out what doesn't work so we can re-focus on what does!
As a gentleman in an entrepreneur group I recently attended said, "there will always be naysayers around you. When you are wrong, or fail, they'll be right up there saying I told you so. When you are right, or succeed, they are no where to be found."
What about you? What would you do if you accepted that failure wasn't negative, but an ingredient for success?
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