Debbie Allen International

Can mistakes be good for your business?

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Stretch out of comfort zone

Hopefully you make a mistake now and again, because failure can actually be good for you and your business. If you haven’t made any mistakes for a while, you may be playing it too close to your comfort zone and not stretching yourself far or fast enough to achieve high level goals.

To aim high, you must accept some of the risks that go along with learning something new.

Risks come with the acceptance that you will make some mistakes along your journey; but you will want to avoid making costly mistakes or making the same mistake over and over again. Use good, common business sense. Every business and every career has its share of challenges.

You will constantly be tested in business as new challenges arise or as your business grows and expands.

You will always be challenged with new areas of your business that stretch you past your current abilities and expertise.

Your challenge may be a big sale, the start of a new business, a new opportunity or an extremely difficult challenge. Yet all failures will help you learn more about your business and help you build your self-esteem at the same time.

Realistically, most of us don’t get it right the first time around. How could we since we need to learn it first? Successful people make mistakes all the time, but the only difference is that most of the failures go unnoticed because they don’t give up and they keep on going.

Never give up … keep moving forward.

Successful people make it look easy. It’s easy looking in from the outside.

We don’t often notice or acknowledge their failures. Successful people evaluate their failures, come up with new SOLUTIONS to the challenge and try again – this time more educated than the first.

Successful people also don’t allow the FEAR of FAILURE to stop them from achieving their goals.

If you study the failure and challenges of business you will discover the ultimate success secrets of any enterprise. These are the key lessons an organization learns as they grow, expand and compete in a changing marketplace.

If you want to create a higher level of success, study all the failures.

Most highly successful people were not successful from the beginning … they had to struggle a little or a lot to reach their peak potential.

Example:
Walt Disney was actually fired from his first job because he was told that he was not creative enough. Not creative enough? Luckily, he didn’t listen to his clueless boss and trusted his own innovative ideas.

We all have a tendency to focus on success and fear failure when things don’t go as planned. So don’t be too hard on yourself if you feel that you are making too many mistakes to make it to the top.

Hang in there and be patient as your business grows. Once you overcome the challenge you won’t have to do it again, and you will be failing forward faster.

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