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 question.

What if?

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 lives.

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.

Your correspondent,

Ted Nicholas