Failure: a good first step

>> Monday, November 23, 2009

Definitely worth reading. Three good lessons on how to deal with a failure. 
I've also found an important message for those who are trying - "Failure combined with a strong sense of business ethics can motivate and produce innovation, while failure due to a lack of ethics can lead to desperation.” 
Interesting...


"If you haven’t had a failure, you aren’t pushing the limits. If you are really an entrepreneur, you are a risk taker and less cautious by nature, so failures should be expected. Wear you startup failure as a badge of courage. Don’t go after failure, but embrace it when it does happen and grow from it.
People who are afraid of failing should not become entrepreneurs.
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A failure can be a milestone on the road to success, if you celebrate that failure for what the mistakes taught you – and use the experience to move to the next idea. Here are three points of learning that many famous failures emphasize:
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Failure, even multiple failures, can be the first stage of a very successful journey. Success usually comes to those willing to keep coming back. Resilience and agility are really the only sustainable edge in business. So when you experience your first failure, just give up your ego, let it go, and get back to work smarter on your next success."


Don’t Give Up After That First Failure
By Martin Zwilling, Startup Professionals Musings


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