Nobody wants to fail! Fear of failure scares many people, so that they do not even try, because they assume they are going to fail. If I had that mentality I would never have blown up a twisting balloon. I failed over 144 times before I fully inflated my first balloon, and since that day, have not failed since learning the proper technique.
At this point, I have written over 500 articles, giving the heebee-jeebies to English teachers and grammar aficionados, but I keep trying. It may take 500 more articles before I get one to pass the proof reading process error free, but once I do, it’s all downhill from there.
Tom Hopkins, a motivational sales speaker, once said, “If you can find your success ratio, shoot for that number. Each No gets you closer to a Yes”. Each time a balloon design fails, I get closer to perfecting it. Each time I write, I get close to writing the perfect blog. Every sales pitch that fails, brings me closer to a new client.
Fail, fail, and fail again. Those who do not fail will never learn from their mistakes. My advice is, learn to fail. The faster you fail, the faster you learn.
Over the next several months, I am planning on failing every day. I will be talking to perspective clients on the phone and looking to solve their problems. My number may be 5, 50, 500, or even 5,000 calls before I get my “yes”. However, with every failure I will learn more than if I never failed.