Fail In Business and Succeed Better
If you want to succeed in business, you need to go through difficulties. Some of these difficulties will look like failures. In fact, this is all part of the process. Nothing in life is perfect. You should never expect a totally smooth ride. In fact, some of these rides are so rough that you might be ready to give up. In fact, you need to take advantage of these times when things do not go exactly as planned, because this is the reality of the business world. It is all part of the experimentation process. It is also not easy to learn from your successes. There is one thing that you need to bear in mind, is that every failure is an opportunity to learn and to things better the next time. Let us go through some of the ways that you can take advantage of these failures in your business so that you can help it grow afterwards.
The most instinctive thing to do when things go awry is to hide such situations. In fact, this is the totally wrong way to go about things. If you make a mistake and try to hide it, what do you think will happen? You will keep making the same mistake. Then error after error will compound and build up into something systematic which will eventually ruin your business. The right thing to do is to acknowledge the error as soon as it happens and strive for a solution so that it does not happen again. The best way to solve such errors is to talk about them and gain someone else’s perspective on them. This is not at all easy. In fact, it can be one of hardest things to do because it can embarrass you. Once you open up, you will be able to solve these mistake to hopefully never repeat them.
If you fail once, it is OK. If you fail twice, it is a bit less OK. What happens when you fail a dozen, two dozen, or three dozen times? You will probably want to give up. This is a big mistake. In fact, some of the best ideas were met with failure and rejections many times. For example, the founders of Starbucks Coffee had to approach over a hundred investors before receiving their first investment. Look at them today.