Failure used to be something I thought everyone should avoid. It was tied to shame, so I definitely avoided it.
But I then began hanging out with a peer who greatly desired to get wealthy. One thought leader in the area of wealth creation pushed something, and I thought it insane at first.
He promoted failing FAST. Failing early. He sounded unstable. But…this was my main reason I had taken no business challenges. I felt something in me telling me I was missing something.
It’s roughly 10 years later, and I now see the real value of failing. Being afraid of failure kept me poor. When I finally took on some risk and failed, I began seeing failure as a real teacher for me. Failing allowed me to see what was real and what was fake.
Allowing myself to fail has opened up my mind more. I’ve gone much, much farther financially since accepting some failure in my life. It’s been my biggest teacher. And I’m starting to long for experiences in other areas of life, specifically in relationships.
Failing has allowed me to grow in ways I would never have imagined.