We've said it before a few times: failure is inevitable and also the highway to success. Marketing expert/entrepreneur Seth Godin offers tips to help you "fail better" so you end up profiting — or at least learning — from your failures.If you plan for failure, you can control the outcome better. Successful people, Godin notes, learn more from their failures than everyone else.
Godin's tips include:
- promising others the details (including date) of a project's success
- clearly defining and considering the true risks of any endeavour
- admitting failure outright when it happens
Perhaps it's time for us to redefine the meaning of "failure" and remove its negative connotations. Wired recently wrote in praise of failure very eloquently, saying that:
On the road to invention, failures are just problems that have yet to be solved.
So, to sum up: don't let failures or society's perception of failure stifle your creativity and invention. Learning from mistakes (trial and error) is a valuable skill to acquire and cultivate as soon as you can. Read on for more tips on failing well. Photo by samwebster
How to fail [Seth's Blog]