Like they say, it’s not about the number of times you fall on the way to the finish line. The point is to get up every time, dust yourself off and start again. That’s what businessmen we admire have done because they have had the single minded focus to reach the finish line. They realized very early on that business failure is a part of the game and very rarely do you see a company that sees stupendous success from day one and continues to stay at the top without any hiccups.
Some astute businessmen also say that success and failure are two sides of the same coin and a part of it can be attributed to luck. You might have a brilliant idea for your business and it has every potential for making it big. You go ahead and invest your resources into this new project but unfortunately because of circumstances beyond your control things go awry. It has nothing to do with your business plan, which would have succeeded in another situation probably at another time. In such an instance, failure is a mere roadblock in your way to success.
Unfortunately, many fledgling businesses have put a lot at stake and for them it’s imperative to make big gains right now. But the business world doesn’t function like that and the importance of patience and perseverance cannot be overemphasized. You can take heart from knowing that many successful companies all over the world have turned around their fortunes because they believed in their goal and had the conviction to pursue it. Moreover they were willing to learn from failure, which is very important for your future business growth. If you get bogged down and throw in the towel, you have already lost the battle, haven’t you?
And failure, as they say, is a good teacher and those who have made success out of their companies from failure have been good students. They have looked at failure as an opportunity to learn about their company, their business moves and strategies, which might have missed the mark. They have assessed their products and if they were hitting the spot with the customers. It was a learning curve they had to go through to understand their follies and amend them. Business Mistakes can breed success in the future; you should never lose sight of that.
What happens with many business owners is that once they face failure, although they don’t give up, they stop taking risks. And as someone said, taking no risks is the greatest risk of them all. That’s particularly true for the business world that thrives on risks; all major achievements you will see around you had a risk factor involved and they worked. If you haven’t tried it yet; learning to take risks is a good idea and if it hasn’t worked for you in the past, don’t give up. It is bound to bring you results and you can turn your failure into success.