Is there really Instant
fails but very few successful people ever want to discuss it.
does anything in the world has to experience failure. It is
impossible to have all the “right” answers before setting off in
pursuit of your goals. We all know that Henry Ford was responsible
for manufacturing the first mass produced automobile called the
Model T. But very few people are aware that the Model T was not his
first automobile. He went through models from A to S that all were
failures before he got it right. Coca-Cola was only selling a dozen
cases a week for a long time before they got it right. Even Thomas
Edison failed over 1,000 different times while working on the
filament for the light bulb before he was successful.
Our society should glorify failure the same way it glorifies
success. The stories we read about in the general press and in
special interest magazines all make success sound easy. They tell
you stories similar to the housewife who was selling her "Best
Tastin’ " cookies at school bake sales when her son’s teacher
suggested she should sell them in stores. Almost overnight she's a
make you feel that you should also be a success overnight or you are
a FAILURE. Not true! Go out and fail ... that is the best way to
get anywhere. The odds of being an instant success are about the
same as you being hit by lightning. If you live in Florida, where
lightning has a habit of striking often, your odds may not be so
bad. However, if you're waiting for the right idea that is sure to
be an instant success like you see in the magazines, you'll never do
anything. Magazines write their articles so that you will believe
that you, too, can be an instant success, if you must have the
“right” idea, just like the people they profile. This is how they
with these instant success stories is instead of encouraging you,
they are more likely to stop you from fulfilling your dream. When
you hear about a common persons instant success you might find
yourself thinking..."If that average person can do it, why can't I?"
If that average person really did it and you can't, you're going to
feel dumb. How can an average person be smarter than you? No one
wants to know that an average person is smarter than you are so you
don't do anything about it. Or, if you attempt to figure out and
make your own instant success, you get angry because your life
didn't change overnight. You get discouraged and hang up your
We all have
misconceptions about the way things work and what will be
successful. We are inundated from all sides with opinions. Our
friends, family, associates, and teachers all continually tell us
why they believe someone else is a success. If they really knew the
answer, they would be doing it too. Or these well-meaning folks
hinder your success by attempting to protect you. They do not want
to see you hurt. They will show you 15 ways your idea is likely to
fail. Something to remember, though, the founder of Federal Express
first presented his idea as a paper in business school and the
professor barely gave him a passing grade because he thought the
idea wouldn't work. And that was at Harvard! So trust your
instincts and set your idea in motion, regardless of what some
people might say.
The reason for
your success will be because you are different than anyone else and
your product and/or services will fit a niche and fulfill a need
better than anyone else's.
If you want to
succeed, most likely you are going to experience failure. A
“failure” can be a good thing. If an idea appears to flop, take
time to analyze before moving on. Rather than assigning blame or
beating yourself down because of it, re-examine the failure.
Determine it’s cause. Was it insufficient planning? Was it poor
timing? Was it insufficient research? Was it insufficient resources?
Was it erroneous data?
yourself jump to conclusions. Allow yourself to get all the facts ,
so you can make a well-founded decision on the actual outcome of
your efforts. You may find some efforts were useful or correct,
however, most of all with proper analysis, you will gain a valuable
It's the best
springboard to your future success.
About the Author, Sumner M. Davenport
Sumner is an Results Coach, Niche & Multi-Channel Internet
Marketing Consultant, Best Selling Author and
Her deepest passion is to see
people empowering others while living the life of their dreams.
As a Coach she
employs a unique method of clarifying goals which assists her clients to break
out of their habitual box of thinking and planning. She can be
reached through her website:
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