Reply to Why Failure is the Secret of Your Success by Suzanne Lucas

9.19.11 http://www.bnet.com/blog/evil-hr-lady/why-failure-is-the-secret-of-your-success/2843?tag=mantle_skin;content

One of my favorite quotes that I use with my clients is: “I’ll fail more times today than most people ever try.”

Having the courage to try, and keep trying until you see progress or success for me is what makes life exciting. I do it with our son and in my business as well.

Letting our son try and problem-solve on his own–& then seeing the smile of accomplishment on his face is well worth the wait of letting him figure out in a supportive environment how to do things creatively by himself. We’re not in the elementary school years, but I believe there are many ways to get to the end result, and I plan on encouraging my son to find inspiration within himself to try and solve problems he comes across in life–whether it is school work or with people, I believe this is one of the keys to making independent, well-rounded, self-sufficient adults.

In business–I believe things can look great on paper, but until you throw yourself out there and test your business and marketing plans…throw in chaos and human dynamics, you won’t know until you try. Being able to laugh through and at your mistakes, regroup, and try again is what inevitably makes you successful in your endeavors.

As always–thank you Suzanne. I really enjoy the dialogue between you and your readers.

Other versions are:

‘To try and fail is at least to learn; to fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been.’— Chester Barnard

‘Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.’— George S. Patton

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