Why You Shouldn’t Fear Failure

What is the secret to being the best?

It’s more than just talent and hard work. Researchers have studied athletes like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan for years. And not just in athletics but also in business and global achievements such as Karl Benz building the first vehicle in 1885 and the Wright Brothers discovering a way to fly in 1903.

What did they find? One specific thing – Mindset.

It’s the one thing that must be present to garner success, along with, of course, talent and hard work. We’re sure you’ve heard of the famous notion that what separates good from great is 10,000 hours of practice at one specific thing. That’s a lot of hours. And several other factors play into this equation including genetics and a solid support group.

At Team Forward, we like to focus on the things you can change. Use what you have to your benefit, learn how to let go of the failures and create a culture of success.

Denis Waitley, a man considered to be one of the greatest American coaches of all time, said, “It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are.”

But we’re not only fans of success. We’re also fans of failure.

Because failure leads to success. We like to tell the stories of people like Bill Gates. He is now understood as the (second) richest man in the world but his first company was an absolute flop.

Every successful person has stories about failure.

Beyond hard work, the keys to success rest in a rocky bed of failures, continued focus on making improvements and a mastered mindset. Contact us to learn more about how you can use your failures to fuel a more successful future.