Don’t Be Afraid to Fail and Make Mistakes

We’ve all experienced extreme failure before.

We’ve also heard horror stories of failures that other people have experienced. We’ve heard about the business owner who started a business with high hopes, only to watch it fail and become homeless.

Hearing stories like that can put you off and make you afraid to even try, for fear of what might happen. But you can’t be afraid, because failing is the only way you’ll ever learn.

In this video, filmed at the Titanium Mastermind in the Dominican Republic, Stephen Michael Miller explains why you can’t be afraid to fail.

IS IT OK TO MAKE MISTAKES?

The education system and our upbringing teaches us that making mistakes is bad. As a result, most people approach life from a place of wanting to avoid ever making a single mistake.

As an entrepreneur, you have to let go of this mentality. When you start, you don’t know what you’re doing. You might have an idea and a vision, but you don’t know how the market will respond, you don’t know how to sell, you don’t know how to produce the product and you don’t know how to build a company.

The only way to learn these things is to try a lot of things and see what works. Of course, most of what you try won’t work, and you’ll make a lot of mistakes in the process. You have to be comfortable with that.

THE ONLY WAY TO LEARN

Mark Twain said, “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”

Don’t know what he’s referring to? Then try carrying a cat by the tail and see what happens. Here’s a clue: once you do it, you probably won’t ever carry a cat by the tail again.

In other words, the only way you can truly learn a lesson is through your own experience and your own mistakes.

You can go to seminars, read books and watch videos, but the lessons will never truly sink in until you actually try the thing you’re wanting to learn and especially until you get it wrong.

If you want to learn how to advertise on Facebook, you can go to seminars and read books, but nothing will ever take the place of real experience. You’ll learn a lot more when you spend $100, watch it disappear and get just 2 or 3 leads.

It’s the same with anything else. If you want to learn boxing, you can sit on the sidelines and observe, but you won’t learn until you get in the ring and especially until you make your first mistake.

You can’t be afraid to make the mistakes. The faster you make them, and the more you make, the more lessons you’ll learn and the better they’ll sink in.

You can access more beginner business strategies like this one, and learn how to model the “thinking patterns” of the world’s most successful business owners and entrepreneurs, in the MOBE Silver Masterclass. To learn more about the Silver Masterclass, click HERE.

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