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Updated: Dec 18, 2023

You have permission to fail, so go ahead and try

Permission to fail: The hardest step when it comes to starting anything new in life, including starting your own business, is the belief that you can. I can speak from experience that this is half the battle. Fear of failure holds most people back.

I think the best quote I have ever read is from Denis Waitely: “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”

Failure doesn’t mean that you are a failure. Thomas Edison said it best “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Finding what works, the solution, is one of the most exciting journeys you will ever take. Enjoy the journey and where it takes you along the way.

As I mentioned, half the battle when starting out is the belief that you can face failure, the other half is planning and action-ing how you are going to succeed. In business this is starting with a solid, viable plan, then getting out there, generating and chasing your *leads – literally.

If you don’t have a plan – how do you know where you are going? And if you don’t action that plan – generate and chase leads – how do you expect your business to grow? So you have permission to fail, be fearless in it’s pursuit, as failure will lead to your greatest successes in life and business.

For more information about how to start out in business, contact the team at TAG Business Services.

*Read more about Marketing to generate leads here.

Failure is inspirational

For more inspiration check out this great article by Ekaterina Walter, Fail Your Way to Amazing Things, where she reminds us of those that failed their way to great success. Straight from her blog:

  • Henry Ford went broke five times before he finally succeeded.

  • Beethoven was proclaimed by his teacher as hopeless as a composer.

  • Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor for la

ck of ideas and creativity. Disney went bankrupt several times before it succeeded as a company.

  • Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four years old and didn’t read until he was seven. His teacher described him as “mentally slow.”

  • The Beatles were rejected by many music labels.

  • Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.

  • Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade.

  • Marilyn Monroe was told by a producer that she was “unattractive” and could not act.


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