This is the ninth day of short lighter side posts for you here on the site. As you know most of my posts here are quite in-depth, cover serious subjects, and provide lots of valuable content…
This series of posts is intended to do the same, but in a shorter format that covers one point per post. Generally, I will add in an interesting video that is related to the point…
Today I want to cover failure. This is not a popular term and with reason. Who wants to fail? There are many ways to fail – in love, in life, in relationships, heck even doing the ice bucket challenge (see the video below for some epic “fails”)!
Let’s look at failure, and then mention some ways to avoid failing, as in ways to succeed! When you succeed you avoid failing. I am an optimist… Much better to see how to succeed than fail…
Most of us ALREADY know how to fail! More important is to learn how to have success…So this whole short and light post is about AVOIDING failure, even if we do fail at times.
Let’s get started…
WATCH SOME “FAILS”
Because this is a lighter side post, I want to show you a very popular video that has almost 40 million shares on YouTube…Obviously, the poster of that video is NOT failing!
Note to Self: Obviously, the poster of that video is NOT failing! I can only imagine the amount of ad revenue that has been generated from the views!
Anyway, here it is…
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Just as an aside, the thumbnail that was selected for the video likely helped it go viral….It tells a story as well as a picture…It definitely pulls the casual internet surfer in, and it is quite funny…
So in my quick analysis, the reason this video did NOT fail for the poster is that it had the following components:
(1) Good thumbnail (catchy picture);
(2) Truly funny content that entertained (real people doing real stupid fails); and
(3) It was very engaging (So many funny ways to fail had me waiting for the next, and the next, etc)…
I personally looked through the entire video, and I am sure many others have as well…With the number of views, it looks like LOTS of people have!
While the people featured in the video all had “fails” of one kind or another, the mishaps that were shown do not reflect the publisher of the video.
Failure is all around us. We can learn from them and not make the same mistakes…You can even succeed from other’s failures, as the video’s producer has done…
THE FLIP SIDE OF FAILING
Since no one really intends on failing generally, I want instead to focus on and provide you some means of achieving success principles for your life…
Success comes in many colors and many ways. It is subjective to a degree, as in what I consider success is not necessarily what you may consider success is or looks like…
These principles will offer you tricks, tips, and ideas…
HOW TO NOT FAIL
Here are my top ten suggestions on how to succeed…
(1) First Principle – Stop Complaining
Whenever it comes to success and business, the best place to start is by committing yourself to not complaining. Of course, it is perfectly fine to raise concerns, to question dubious choices, and to remain thoughtful and analytical at all times.
However, needless and persistent complaining generally accomplishes nothing positive. To the contrary, it drags you down, reflects poorly on you, and can transform otherwise productive co-workers into cynical, whining unproductive co-workers.
In short, focus on solving problems, not complaining that they cannot be solved.
(2) Second Principle – Strive to Reach Your Full Potential
One of the things that prevents many people from achieving the best possible outcome is complacency. Once they begin to do well at something in business— be it advertising, inspiring employees, or something else—they take a miniature mental vacation.
That is—instead of ratcheting things up further, they let things play out and contribute nothing additional. The usual end result of this is generally not positive.
So, instead of being complacent, push hard to reach your full potential at every turn.
(3) Third Principle – Limit Your Use of Short-Cuts
Of course, some shortcuts are a good thing. If you can find a way to go from point A to point B in half of the time and there is no downside to the new route, then you should, of course, take it.
But in many instances in business, we do face tradeoffs. For instance, we might be able to cut costs by not giving employees a raise, but as a result, they might become disgruntled and intentionally shirk their duties.
So, in general, limit your use of shortcuts. But if you see one that’s good and doesn’t appear to have a downside, then seize it, but do so.
(4) Fourth Principle – Be a Continuous Learner
People have different learning styles. Some learn all the time and find ways to incorporate that learning into their lives as they go. These people are continuous learners.
On the other hand, most of us learn in discrete chunks. For instance, we might find out how to use a new software program, but immediately after doing so, we will cease to learn anything new about it until it is absolutely necessary.
In general, those who learn in discrete chunks often find themselves at a serious disadvantage, as they often neglect to learn many important new things about products, people, and tools they interact with on a daily basis.
So try to be a continuous learner. It may be difficult, but you’ll be happy you made the switch.
(5) Fifth Principle – Always Have a Plan – Even if You Don’t Use It
Some people serially-plan their lives. For each minute of the day, they have something scheduled. Like clockwork, their days play out with very few unforeseen events.
Initially, you might think this sounds boring and inspiring, but in business, it is the status quo among those who are most successful. And remember, even if you don’t opt to use your plan, at least you will have the option to do so.
(6) Sixth Principle – Don’t Dwell on the Past
It’s impossible to go throughout a career without hitting a number of bumps in the road. No matter how hard you try, no matter how thoughtful you are, you are bound to hit snags in the road.
And when you do hit those snags, your reaction to them will forever influence your capacity for success. You can either learn from them, move on, and continue on your career; or you can harp on them for weeks, months, or even years—allowing them to drag you down at every step of the way.
No matter how bad your failure was, it’s over. All you can do now is work carefully to improve your future prospects.
(7) Seventh Principle – Give Up When It’s Wise to Do So – Not When it’s Convenient
Most people give up for reasons of convenience. They hit a nasty snag in their career; and they simply cannot find a way to propel themselves forward immediately, so they just give up.
Instead of backing off, consulting a colleague, and then heading back to the problem with a refreshed and nuanced perspective, they give up before they give the scenario the chance to play out. As a result, they deny themselves the opportunity to fight back and succeed.
(8) Eighth Principle – Listen to Those Around You
One common trait among those who are successful is that they listen and understand others. Instead of seeing everyone around them as inferior fools with nothing to contribute, they understand that most good ideas come from other people—not from them. If you want to be successful, too, you should follow this practice carefully in your daily business relations.
(9) Ninth Principle – Have Patience
One of the most common traits among those who are successful in business is patience. Those who don’t have patience always find themselves trapped in the plans of those who do have it. So, do yourself a favor, and cultivate patience. Be the trapper—not the trapped.
(10) Tenth Principle – Don’t Settle
In some cases, you will find that the deck is stacked against you and your plans; you will simply have to settle for the best you can get. But in most situations, this simply isn’t the case.
So don’t find reasons to settle when you don’t have to. Instead, push hard and persistently for the best outcome that you can get.
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Today we looked failures…A funny look at them, true…But failure is not always funny, and the consequences are not funny in real life many times…
Far better being an optimist that offers ways to succeed, thusly NOT failing…That is what I offered to you today. When we take the needed steps to succeed, we are moving in the right direction…
The top ten tips I provided and the additional book with 210 more tips, tools, and ideas will arm you against failure. Does this mean that you will never fail at something again?
Not at all, but learning from your failures is a must, and always thinking positive and taking the steps needed for success will lead you away from failure…
That is what this short and light post is all about today!
I hope you enjoyed!
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Dave has been involved in sales for 20 years with offline products and has been fortunate to have traveled the world while realizing up to $4 million USD a month in gross sales of products he promoted.
He has brought that experience to the online world and this is one of his online ventures. This site is intended to present ideas, products, tools, tips and more that will help all those seeking to make money online have success.
Subjects covered are diverse, but in totem, you can learn a lot about the things that you will need to have success with online business right here. This includes things to do and things NOT to do!