Secrets on Moving On: Lesson 3

People Think Failure is Avoidable

Everybody fails and commit mistakes. It's part of being human.

Rules of Being Human:

  1. You will learn lessons.
  2. There are no mistakes - only lessons
  3. The lesson is repeated until it is learned
  4. If you don't learn the easy lesson, they get harder.
  5. You'll know you've learned a lesson when you've noticed you've changed your actions to such situation
People Think Failure is our Enemy

People try to avoid it but it'll never go away. It's not a plague or something. Funny thing is that, there should be adversity in order to create success. If you analyze that, failure is like a vitamin which is good.

When we give ourselves permission to fail, we at the same time give ourselves permission to excel. - Eloise Ristad
People Think Failure is Final or it's Permanent

Making mistakes doesn't mean that it will put mark on you. No matter how dramatically turned out to be a huge mistakes there will always be a room for success.

Look at Coca-Cola. Before, they've tried to run out the classic Coca-Cola for something they thought as better, the New Coke. But it was a huge mistake, with that mistake it cost the company about $100 million. People hated the New Coke. The strategy that they've thought will help them increase again the sales after its rival, Pepsi, has taken the lead in the beverage industry. So what's a company got to do? They've brought back the Classic Coca-Cola. Ultimately it made them stronger. The whole action, or mistake, ended up positively.

We get paid to produce results. We don't get paid to be right.
- Roberto Goizueta, CEO Coca-Cola Company
Every person's life is filled with mistakes and negative experiences. Take note of this:

Errors become mistakes
when we perceive them and respond to them incorrectly

Mistakes become failures
when we continually respond to them incorrectly

For those who fail forward are able to see errors and negative experiences as a regular part of our lives, learn from them and then they've moved on. They persevere and persistent on what they do in order to achieve their purpose in life.

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them
- Washington Irving
Reality is that in everyone has a dream and the realization of that dream lead through the land of failure and it stood firmly between every human and that goal to achieve the dream. The process is never easy. Failure is simply a price we pay to achieve success.

Failure is really a matter of conceit. People don't work hard because, in their conceit, they imagine they'll succeed without ever making an effort. Most people believe that they'll wake up some day and find themselves rich. Actually, they've got it half right, because eventually they do wake up.
- Thomas Edison

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