Enjoy failure and learn from it!
“Enjoy failure and learn from it,” Dyson once said. “You can never learn from success.”
When you choose to open a business, your chances at success—and satisfaction—are greater if you love the work you do. This is Passion!
Passion is what will make the difference when it gets tough. It’s what will make you get up in the morning when you would rather pull the covers over your head and stay in bed. Passion is one of those vital ingredients that will differentiate you from the crowd! Passion is the fuel for success, when others will fail. Passion is what will keep you going long after there is no money!
Passion is the intangible quality that separates average business people from inspiring communicators—inspiring leaders are obsessed with what they do. What I can tell you is all the successful business stars are passionate about their product, service, company, or cause. Instead of doing what someone else told them they should do, they went with the feeling in their gut—and made a business out of the one thing that consumed their thoughts.
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“I never saw a meaningful life that wasn’t based on passion. And I never saw a life full of passion that wasn’t, in some important way, extraordinary.” Bill Strickland
When you choose to open a business or franchise simply because your neighbor is doing well at it, you increase the likelihood of failure. When you enter a career because your brother-in-law made a lot of money in it last year, you increase the odds of living an unsatisfied life. And when you choose a college major solely to satisfy your parents, you raise the risk of becoming bored instead of energized by your classes.
Starting a business is fraught with hurdles and setbacks. But if you’re following your inner voice—the thoughts that “won’t leave you alone,” to borrow from Strickland—failure is never final. Several of our clients, despite many naysayers, have taken their ideas to success. Remember to pay attention to what you love doing.
Now lets put a spin on that. Passion needs to fuel your education or experience. Learn from your mistakes. Grow! Allow failure to be a joy! Human nature shows us that we learn from our mistakes and rarely at all from our success.
James Dyson, who I had the pleasure of meeting a number of years ago, loved tinkering and inventing. One day he grew frustrated by a weak vacuum that seemed to lose suction. So he got to work. Five years later he created a vacuum that would one day turn into a $6 billion company. But he could have quit 5,126 times (BusinessWeek.com, 7/14/06). That’s how many prototypes it took to build the first bagless vacuum cleaner. Major manufacturers rejected his technology because they made money on the bags. Dyson was anything but discouraged. He persisted, and today James Dyson is worth several billion dollars. “Enjoy failure and learn from it,” Dyson once said. “You can never learn from success.”
Don’t let your passion die. Embrace it, revel in it, and use it to stand apart. Follow your heart and not the crowd. Oh and LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES! Embrace failure with the right heart, and fueled with your passion see where your dreams will take you.
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