Why Success Always Starts With Failure

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
~ Robert F. Kennedy

Most of us are frightened of failure and ashamed to admit it, but it seems that failure is such an important component in success, that if we are not prepared to face the prospect of it, we simply will not learn to succeed.

It’s an interesting thought, isn’t it?



In this Wonderful video Tim Harford explains why success always starts with failure – here’s a short transcript:

  1. Be willing to fail A LOT
  2. Fail on a survivable scale
  3. Own it and Adapt
  4. Learn to spot a failure and fix it early

As someone who’s failed, and adapted a lot, I really enjoyed Hartford’s ideas and observations. What about you?

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Additional Resources:
Tim’s latest book “Adapt“
You Can’t Be a Failure: The Quest for Meaning, Success, Love, & the Freedom to Choose Your Path

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One comment

  1. I have never been a fan of failing, however I found it can be the way in which we learn how to do somethings the right way because we learn what not to do.
    It took over 1000 wrong ways to build a lightbulb to get its design right.
    Doesn’t that just speak volumes.

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