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On Failure

People fail. It can be devastating.

However, it’s important to remember that people who have never experienced failure most likely haven’t taken risks. Their growth is limited. They’re not interesting or seasoned.

Failing is not bad. What matters is how you get up, how you interpret outcomes into learning, and how you become stronger.

Sometimes failure and mistakes are easily understood. Sometimes failure is complex and takes weeks, months or longer to fully understand.

Whichever the case, it is not something to hide from or be discouraged by.

You’re better off embracing it, being proud of it, and using it to your advantage.

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  1. Ted Rubin from The Rubin Organization / Return on Relationship, July 23, 2013 at 12:38 p.m.

    Love this post Max... so incredibly important to recognize the importance of being open to failure.

    "Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure." --Napolean Hill

  2. Amy Do from SPARK, July 23, 2013 at 12:42 p.m.

    Awesome post, Max. Fearing failure will only hold you back from your full potential of great accomplishments. Learning from those failures is the way to learn and grow. Thanks for the extra mojo today.

  3. Michael Baer from Ipsos Media Development, July 23, 2013 at 12:44 p.m.

    Totally agree - and the key to failure is learning from it. Wrote an article on the topic, as well - http://wp.me/p1VfnS-5A.
    Michael Baer
    http://stratecutionstories.wordpress.com

  4. Steve Gonzalez from Radio One Philadelphia, July 23, 2013 at 12:50 p.m.

    Gr8 Post Max - Gr8 Post!

  5. Peter Apel from Vianova-Company, July 23, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

    Very true Max, thanks,
    and we can push it even further: failure is the driver of development, of change, of innovation. As long as everything is fine and runs - why bother and change a thing? Nature f.i. had to change its "animal concept" realizing that in a world of lower and rather volatile temperatures dinos are a failure. And who will ever wake up the slumbering c-level-managers to change directions? the failure!

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