Fail early, Fail often, Fail forward.

It’s always a little bit frustrating to me when people have a negative relationship with failure. Failure is a massive part of being able to be successful.

You have to get comfortable with failure, you have to actually seek failure – failure is where all of the lessons are.

You know, when you go to the gym and you work out, you’re actually seeking failure – you want to take your muscles to the point where you get to failure because that’s there the adaptation is and that’s where growth is.

Successful people fail a lot, they fail a whole lot more than they succeed. They extract the lessons from the failure and they use the energy and the wisdom to come around to the next phase of success.

You’ve gotta take shot, you’ve got to live at the edge of your capabilities. You gotta live where you’re almost certain that you’re going to fail.

That’s the reason for practice. Practice is controlled failure, you’re getting to your limit, getting to your limit, getting to your limit. You can’t lift that, you can’t do that until you get to the point that all of a sudden your body makes the adjustment and then you can do it.

Failure actually helps you to recognize the areas where you need to evolve.

— Will Smith


Author: W A E L

Hi! My Name is Wael. I love reading and sharing positive stuff wherever I am 🌟

23 thoughts on “Fail early, Fail often, Fail forward.”

  1. Awesome – we correlate in likeminded topics (see link! Pleasure to meet your acquaintance. Nice to see other people share this perspective on failure. While not always easy to swallow, resilience and perseverance can get you to where you desire to be. Life’s lessons are what life is about. Complacency does not allow us to reach our fullest potentials! Looking forward to reading more!

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  2. Awesome reminder to start the day off with. So many times people fear the F word because our educational experience has dictated that to fail is to not succeed. However, the only Failure in life is a lesson not learned. Take the lessons present in any situation and turn them into a roadmap for success. By doing this you become your own best teacher and advocate.

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  3. Such incredible advice! Isn’t it funny how we spend most of our lives avoiding failure, not realizing that it’s one of our greatest teachers?

    If you’re interested in further exploring the topic, Scotts Adams (author of Dilbert comic) has a killer big called Fail Bigly, along with some great podcast interviews on the topic. 🙂

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