Fail Fast, Fail Often


“The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.”
~Elbert Hubbard

Stories abound of famous inventors knowing and understanding that the path to a successful invention includes learning 100’s, even 1000’s, of ways to make something that doesn’t work the way they were expecting or were seeking.

Most entrepreneurs will find that as they come up with ideas and put them out into the world, some kernel of that idea will be good, while other parts of it will need to be re-worked. In fact, most successful produces and programs are not anywhere near the first launched, they are the 3rd, 4th or even 10th or more iteration.

Being willing to iterate, being willing to understand that ‘failure’ is in the eye of the beholder, and choosing to see your experiences as just that – EXPERIENCES – and not failures, is one of the keys to building a successful business.

Have you ‘failed’ today? If not, get out there and try something… the more you ‘fail’ the faster you are moving toward success.

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  1. Great post! I’m laughing because It’s so true! All of my programs even up to the latest award program are the 10th or so alteration. We are constantly improving our products/services. So we have to simply start and break that initial fear.

  2. Payson says:

    So true Susan! And, then we have to keep going when things don’t work out exactly as we’d hoped, until one day, they start to! :-) Congrats on all your amazing work!

  3. Carla says:

    Love this post, it is so true!! Some times we get so frustrated that we are failing that we don’t see the opportunities that we are getting to learn and to grow!!

  4. Payson says:

    Thanks for reaching and SO agree with you Carla!