I’m sure you’ve heard that failing is okay and that you must learn from your mistakes. Yes, this is right. The problem is that I’ve been seeing some people being happy with it. Don’t accept failure, go for the gold.
It is a beautiful speech: Failing is part of the process. Most advisors and bloggers will tell you that. Plus, people usually say that one of the reasons Silicon Valley’s success is that they accept people how to fail. That’s true and easy to answer. While talking about it to startups, an ecosystem where 90% of the companies will die, you are giving hope to founders and co-founders. If you are selling your time, your book or your blog, I’m sure you want to spread this word. People who fail are who buy your content.
We need to look at failing with a different perspective. Failing once is fine, twice is ok. Failing too many times means you are hugely wrong. We cannot judge who failed a few times, this is a big issue for the whole ecosystem, mostly the Brazilian one. On the other hand, we can’t keep accepting a series of fails.
We must pivot our way of dealing with it, let’s push things up. Set small goals, but never forget to think big, work hard and learn from your mistakes. Just don’t be happy if you fail, or worse, to be proud of it, unless you moved on and succeeded.