Karen Milde, Reframe Marketing, Vancouver, BC, CYBF Mentor, www.reframemarketing.com

Failure and success. At first, these two words sound like opposites. In reality, however, they do not exclude each other, but belong together. People make mistakes in life and in business. However, people can learn from those mistakes in order to improve themselves.

Admittedly, to fail in business is always disappointing and discouraging. But the important question is – how are you going to deal with it? Do you give up or will you continue pushing forward? Every successful person failed before he/she became what he/she really wanted to be. For example, think about Steve Jobs and how many disappointments it took to develop the first Apple computer, or Albert Einstein working to prove the theory of relativity. Indeed, to fail is often the best thing that can happen on your path to success, especially in business.

Mistakes and failures can also make you more hard-working and let you be proud of the goals you achieved at the end of the day. When you look back to the difficulties you faced, you will appreciate success much more and be thankful for what you were able to achieve.

Failures and disappointments are a part of life, they teach us and challenge us. How are you going to deal with them? When you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up about it. It is much more productive to forgive yourself and move on.

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