Fail Fast Part II
The Success Margin
Monday, December 31, 2007
There is a valuable truth that is certain to
enhance your life. Yet few people have a clue.
Here it is...
You can never be a big success until you
first master the fine art of failing forward.
You must choose the projects in which you
participate very carefully. It's crucial you be
extremely selective. Why?
Because there is a major decision you need to make.
You must decide if it makes any sense to continue
investing your time, money and your valuable life
in any project or business.
To make a good decision, you must be certain you
have tried your very best. That you have given it
your all. Thus, you'll know that any lack of success
is not simply due to a lack of effort.
Plus you avoid the anxiety of that awful unanswered
Answer this question and you won't have to endure
the suffering of living in unknowns.
There has been a tremendous outpouring of
comments worldwide from highly intelligent
Success Margin subscribers to my recent article
entitled "Fail Fast".
For example, one subscriber writes:
"I like what you wrote about failure. My thoughts
on this are that there are many things in the
experience of failure we cannot get any other way.
The realization that failure is nothing to be scared of
is one big factor.
And I believe if we fear something, we
unconsciously bring it about. Why? Because we
think about it a lot of the time. We manifest it in our
Once the fear is gone, by experiencing failure and
realizing it's not that bad, we're free to think about
success more. We're free to succeed.
Another thing comes to mind. If they fail, most
people only see the bad things. So then they fear it
more than ever before.
But there are always good things that come from
failure. We just have to look for them and use them
to our advantage."
It's extremely gratifying for me to read the feedback
and emotional expressions from many hugely
successful and articulate subscribers. Those who
"get" the relationship between failure and success
may have absorbed the very link which can
lead us to the Success Margin we all need.
© Copyright 2007 Ted Nicholas