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Unless you have been peeked by success or humbled by failure, it is really hard to have real perspective in your life.

While dealing with your emotions, you sometimes don’t want to let your highs get too high or your lows get too low.

Almost any great accomplishment you can think of has at some moment in its origin a failure or door closed that you can point to as the original seed of success. I can now look back at many of my experiences that I classified as failures, with the clearer perception of time, and see how each has benefited me. Failure is a label we attach to an event or a set of circumstances.

Events in and of themselves have no intrinsic meaning, but rather the meaning we create and attach to it.

Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Badly

Skill development happens through practice, trial and error. Whether you are attempting to learn a new language or a new computer program, when you begin, you will fail more than you will succeed.

Your skill acquisition will start off ugly. Over time, your skill will grow and your results will improve. Everyone learns this at the beginning of life as children until we are conditioned to forget it.

Each failure pays off in experience while sewing future seeds of opportunities. Every failure brings you closer to your next success. Any sales trainer will confirm that in sales, success and failure are interconnected. The law of probability says that your success rate will rise in direct relation to your failure rate. With a good attitude and learning mentality, each failure increases your success probability.

Surf boldly and audaciously, with optimism. Pessimists feel as though the world controls their fate. Optimists know otherwise. They know they remain in control of their attitude which leads to actions and ultimately to their results.

This post is an excerpt from the book Carpe Aqualis! written by Kahuna Business Group’s Founder/ CEO Frank F. Lunn.

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