We've all had our fair share of failures.
Have you ever ...
Felt like what you create doesn't resonate with others?
Poured your heart and soul into a product or offering but didn't make a single sale?
Realized your entire business concept is no longer serving you?
Perhaps none of these things are have happened to you but instead you've just been going through the motions because you're afraid of trying something new or different.
And you're especially afraid of failing.
The most successful people fail hard and often. You just don't hear about it as much.
Want to get more comfortable with the idea of failing? Here are some failure resources to explore that we think you'll enjoy:
1. This cartoon series from Doodle Alley about making friends with failure. A clever collection of cartoons (like the one featured above) that will give you a new perspective on failure.
2. Thoughts on the F-word by Pittsburgh photographer Richard Kelly. How's this for inspiring? “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -Thomas A. Edison
3. A sincere and hysterical CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh talk on failure by Kate Daly. If you've ever had an epic hair failure (yes she talks about home perms!) or love Ramona Quimby, this one's for you.
4. The latest guest post on the Propelle Blog, Tania Hussain talks about redefining failure. Learn how failure is instrumental when it comes to reaching your goals.
5. J.K. Rowling's Harvard commencement speech: The fringe benefits of failure. Discover how "rock bottom" became the solid foundation as to which this famous author rebuilt her life.
6. In this episode of the Tim Ferriss show, James Altucher talks about how to fail better. 17 of his companies have failed, and 3 have made him tens of millions.
Now it's your turn!
How do you feel about failure? Do you resist it? Do you embrace it? Does it freak you out?
We'd love to hear your stories about failure and what you've learned from your experiences. Feel free to leave a comment below. Or, better yet, hit us up on Twitter.
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