10 Reasons to Love Failure
Success is wonderful, but there are substantial benefits to failure as well. The list below is based upon a conversation with one of the world's top motivational speakers, Art Mortell author of The Courage to Fail:
- Failure teaches you more than success, especially about yourself.
- Failure renews your humility and sharpens your objectivity.
- Failure creates the perfect opportunity to try out new ideas.
- Failure helps you make corrections so that you stay on target.
- Failure makes you more mature and more resilient.
- Failure reminds you to be kinder to yourself and those around you.
- Failure is a "badge of courage" because you dared to take the risk.
- Failure develops the all-important emotion of patience.
- Failure warns you to not take things so personally (or so seriously).
- Failure grounds your self-esteem on who you are, not what you do.
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Geoffrey James, a contributing editor for Inc.com, is an author, speaker, and award-winning blogger. Originally a system architect, brand manager, and industry analyst inside two Fortune 100 companies, he's interviewed more than a thousand successful executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and gurus to discover how business really works. His most recent book is Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know. If you enjoyed this post, sign up for the free weekly Sales Source newsletter.