What have you failed at recently?


Are you better at what you do than you were a month or two ago?

A lot better?

How did you get better? What did you read or try? Did you fail at something and learn from it? Does that mindless stuff you do at work when the boss is not looking (or all those meetings you go to are all those emails you answer) make you better or just pass the time?

If you got better faster, would that be a good thing? How could you make that happen?

I have friends every time we meet we talk about what we failed at since the last time we met. If I have an appointment with one of them in a few days to come and I haven’t failed at anything, I know I need to go out and fail at something so what when we meet I have something to contribute to our discussion. The more you fail, the closer you are to success.

Don’t fail for the sake of failing. Fail smart, fail fast, fail cheap and fail forward, learn from failure and don’t build a tent and camp on failure. Fail your way to success.

What have you failed at yesterday? What have you tried and didn’t work last week? What have you learned? What are you going to try today or next week that you might fail at? If you knew that nobody cared whether you succeeded or failed, what would you do?

A lot of questions so early in the morning, but the truth is that entrepreneurship rewards improvement. It didn’t used to. It used to reward stability. Corn Flakes are Corn Flakes.


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