Failure And Success: Some Things Seem To Go Hand In Hand
Some things just go together. Like PB&J. Chips & salsa. Vodka & donuts (trust me on this one). Dolce & Gabbana. Sand & sun. I'm sure you can make your own list of great pairings. And maybe most of yours won't revolve around food & drinks. Like wine & cheese... gin & tonic... spaghetti & meatballs.... OK, I'm stopping now! But it is true that some things just naturally go together, as if one needs the other. These last couple weeks I've been thinking a lot about success and have written about it in this blog. Well, it's hard to think about success without inevitably being reminded of failure. Failure and success do seem to go hand-in-hand. At least, if you're lucky enough to have success, chances are you had some failures along the way. And that's not such a bad thing, is it?
“Let me tell you about the time I lost all my money and had to start over with nothing!”
Ask any super successful business person about their failures and they'll probably talk your ear off. Their grandiose idea, how hard they worked, the fateful bad decision, the lost money, the wallowing that followed. Once they get started, some people never shut up! They want you to know just how spectacularly they failed to highlight how fantastic they are to have rebounded from their epic defeat. So yeah, sometimes there's definitely some ego involved in talking about failure. But that's OK. You kind of need a big ego to help you recover from a downfall. You need faith in yourself and your abilities in order to be optimistic that next time will not only be different, but better. I've had many setbacks and outright failures in my career. However I've learned something so valuable from every experience that in retrospect, I don't even view all of them as failures. They were more like hard lessons (read: expensive lessons!) that made me smarter and wiser when I decided to try my next big idea. So failure and success are kind of linked in my mind. Just like The Party Goddess! & The Profit Goddess!.
Be Oh So Quotable This Week!
I hope you like the quotes I'm sharing this week about failure and success, maybe even find them inspiring. I always say running a business means the work never ends! Ain't that the truth? I bet your to-do list is a mile long! Make sure that the items at the top of your list are the things that relate to being more profitable. Everyone is so proud of being so "busy"...But Are You Making Any Money? Don't be too busy to focus!
Check out the summary of last week's business tips and motivational quotes from my Instagram page which you hopefully got to see in real time! If not, let's make sure we're following each other on Instagram!! So...here is this week's roundup of Instagram images of My Top Business Tips and Motivational Quotes.
Failure And Success – Tip #1:
"Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles." – Helen Keller
Failure And Success – Tip #2:
"It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lesson of failure." – Bill Gates
Failure And Success – Tip #3:
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." – Albert Einstein
Failure And Success – Tip #4:
"Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners." – Robert T. Kiyosaki
Failure And Success – Tip #5:
"You're never a loser until you quit trying." – Mike Ditka
Let's talk! I'd love to hear if you have any favorite quotes to share about failure and success!
Do you have any favorite quotes about failure and success? Or maybe you'd just like to tell us your favorite pairing that's even better than vodka & donuts. What advice would you share with your fellow business owners? Which tips above did you find helpful? I would LOVE to hear from you!
Anyhoo...I publish these business tips and motivational quotes to get you fired up for your work week! And, if you want more business tips, get my book, But Are You Making Any Money? or contact me to really take your business to the next level!
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