Chris Brogan addresses an issue for many entrepreneurs – Failure.
The other thing we seem to really get wrapped up in is our failure. If we shoot for something and it falls flat, or if we attempt something and it just totally breaks, then we seem to think that’s all she wrote, we throw in the towel, and we spend a HUGE amount of time thinking really mean and bad thoughts about ourselves.
Remember that I mentioned compassion and kindness before? This is where it matters the most. Acknowledging and accepting your failures *WITHOUT JUDGMENT* is one of the biggest keys to success that I could ever hope to share with you.
It took me 8 years to get 100 subscribers to my blog. 8 years. Know what I did during that time? Tried a million things. Failed hundreds of times. Threw away traffic. Threw away all kinds of things. Now? I’m doing a bit better. How? I accept my previous failures and I move on.
Often it can be easier to give compassion and forgiveness to others, but not to yourself. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Seth Grodin says if failure is not an option, then neither is success. Failure is part of success. It’s the door you have to go through (again, and again and again) to get where you want to go. Pat yourself on the back for having the courage and resilience to keep going through the doors. Most people don’t have that courage and resilience. You do.