An epic fail is only a bad thing if you’re making a skateboarding video for the Internet (and even then, your wipeout is way more likely to go viral).
In business, failing is one of the best ways to learn, grow, and thrive. Here’s why failure could be your key to success.
1. It leads to improvement. Failure forces you to pause and evaluate what went wrong. The ability to learn from your mistakes can provide you with a new perspective so you can build upon your original idea. It can also inspire a different concept altogether that leads you in a new and better direction.
2. It helps you take more risks. Sometimes, the fear of failure is worse than actually experiencing it. Once you fail, you’ll realize just how resilient you actually are andbecome more comfortable making mistakes. That, in turn, will help you take more (and bolder) risks.
3. It causes self-reflection and growth. Failing is one of the best ways to learn about yourself. This growing experience enables you to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses and figure out what excites you. By self-reflecting, you will go into the next round wiser and more self-aware.