If one ever starts anything, one thing is guaranteed, somewhere along the line you’re going to have failures and fail at things, it’s just the way it is, no one has ever come up with the perfect plan from the get go.
Success comes from the accumulation of failures and learning from them and trying things in small areas, so if there are failures, they don’t break the bank and in persistence and knowing when to carry on, and just as importantly, knowing when to quit.
And below is a selection of four books which covers the above aspects, and though they are written by different authors, they should really come as a package for anyone wanting to understand why having failures leads to success and how to work through those failures to attain those successes.
Black Box Thinking – Mathew Syed
Little Bets – Peter Sims
Three Feet From Gold – Lechter & Reid
The Dip – Seth Godin
And part of the fun of failures, apart from learning from them, is turning them around into a greater success.
And it’s important to remember to learn from your successes as well, for obviously what you did must have worked as well, for if one only learns from their failures you’re missing out on a lot of lessons which one can learn from your successes
Learning from your successes
To Change Fast, Go Slow
Embrace failures, for without failures, success doesn’t happen, because:
Though our mistakes and failures, great creations come