“The weird reality of the road to success is that every setback is actually a step forward!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Here’s a phrase you have probably heard – “fail early, fail often!”
If not, file that one away – I use it a lot on stage.
Todays’ quote fits within that theme, and ties into the line of thinking I had with a friend yesterday who was on his way to an important meeting. I woke this morning, wondering what comfort I might offer if things didn’t work out for him, and this phrase popped into my head!
In the world of innovation, I’ll often speak about the importance of ‘experiential capital’ – the collective experience built up by a team as they pursue a big, new, bold idea. The more we try things, the more experience we build up – and it becomes a critical asset for our ultimate success.
It’s the same with our personal efforts, whether finding a new job, pursuing a new career, or taking on some new type of challenge. The path for success might not always be an easy one, but it’s a necessary one. The very act of taking each step forward is an ultimate part of that overall success.’’