Have An ‘Unemotional Relationship With Failure’ And You’ll Succeed

18 Aug

Today’s advice comes from James Marshall Reilly’s article at Entrepreneur:

“Successful people will tell you they have failed. That, in fact, they have failed many times. The difference, I noticed, between these high achievers and the rest of us is that even though we all may reflexively regurgitate the same cliches about failing and the values of lessons learned, successful people actually believe in them in a substantially deeper manner.”

Reilly is the author of Shake the World: It’s Not About Finding a Job, It’s About Creating a Life, a book on how to break the corporate mold utilizing advice from the biggest business and nonprofit leaders.

Just as past victories don’t ensure future success, past failures also don’t ensure future downfalls. It is crucial for those who fail to maximize those shortcomings into lessons that can benefit your company further down the line. Each mistake you make increases the chances of making the right decision the next time around.

“An unemotional relationship with failure is a contributing factor to why some people succeed.”

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2 Responses to “Have An ‘Unemotional Relationship With Failure’ And You’ll Succeed”

  1. craftingextraordinary August 18, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Great post! I’ll be checking out that book.

  2. craftingextraordinary August 18, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    I like this post, especially that last quote. I’ll def be checking out this author. Thanks 🙂

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