“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates
If you took the time to research all of the most successful people in the world you would find a commonality between them.
All of them have failed on multiple occasions prior to achieving success and all of them encourage and embrace failure as a friend.
I could not even begin to tell you how many times I have failed in the past with Internet marketing before I started Simple Marketing Plan.
There were times when I felt like quitting.
When I doubted my ability to produce results.
When I lost all faith and hope.
What kept me going was knowing what is possible if I continued to persevere through adversity.
It was quotes from greats like Michael Jordan:
“I’ve failed over and over and over again
in my life and that is why I succeed.”
that kept me alive and continuing to persevere through adversity.
This eventually led to teaching me to embrace failure as a friend and to fail often and as soon as possible.
The sooner I failed and learned the priceless lessons to be learned, the sooner I would succeed.
“The only way you can get ahead is to fail
early, fail often, fail forward.” – John C. Maxwell
No one in history has succeeded without first failing.
Thomas A. Edison failed 1,000 times before he invented the light bulb.
There are countless more examples I could give but by now you get the message.
Whether you have been online for a day, week, month, year, or multiple years still trying to figure out “how to make money online” and have failed, don’t stop there, keep moving forward.
It took me almost 24 months before I generated my first $1 online.
If you’re not failing, you’re probably
not really moving forward.
The message is a simple one, simply put: To achieve your dreams, you must embrace adversity and make failure a regular part of your life.
Consider these reasons to embrace adversity and persevere through it:
Adversity Provides Greater Opportunities
I hit rock bottom and all I had was the knowledge I had soaked up in the previous 4.5 years about Internet marketing.
The idea for Simple Marketing Plan came from this adversity.
The idea to provide online business education in an organised, simple, easy to understand format for the common man and woman.
If I hadn’t hit rock bottom, I don’t think I would have incubated the idea for Simple Marketing Plan and wouldn’t have the opportunity to help every man and woman get started in making money online.
Adversity Develops Wisdom & Maturity
Adversity can make you better if you don’t let it make you bitter.
It is through adversity that you acquire wisdom and maturity.
Anyone who is good at what they do has only become good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.
Each business venture I started and failed miserably in the past helped me grow, mature, and cope with failure whilst at the same time teaching me priceless lessons about business that I would of not had learned otherwise had I not failed in the first instance.
Adversity Prompts Innovation
The ability to innovate is at the heart of creativity – a vital component in success.
What made it tough for me to build and grow Simple Marketing Plan was that I was on a very limited budget.
All the funding I had was barely enough for the website design and necessary graphics, in terms of marketing budget, I was literally on a shoestring budget.
It is this adversity that prompted me to be innovative in how I would initially promote and market the Simple Marketing Plan brand to the point where my online business gained momentum and traction and began to grow exponentially.
Simply put, to be put in tough situations whether financial or other forces you to use your creativity so you can formulate a plan to overcome the current obstacle you face and persevere through adversity.
The process of achievement comes through repeated
failures and the constant struggle to climb to a higher level.
Embrace failure as your friend.
It is through failure that you grow, mature, and gain wisdom.
It is through repeated failures and the constant struggle to “move up” do you achieve.
With no failure there is no success.
Please share a story about a time you failed and how you responded to that experience to help you move forward towards your ultimate goal in the comments below.