I am currently reading “The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster” by Darren Hardy, owner of Success Magazine. I want to share with you a valuable lesson that I learned today.

“In order to succeed, you must fail more often”

He talks about in this chapter that the key to success is to “out fail” your competition. That the most successful person in the room failed more than the others. It’s an interesting way to view success, but I believe it is true. I think about how many of the people I look up to in my life have repeatedly messed up or “failed” but just figured out a new path to get to the destination they desired. On the path to success, there will be detours and roadblocks. The trick is to not be surprised by them, but be prepare for them.

“Risk means acting without certainty.” — To not know when those challenges will arise. To not know how the end will look. To be able to go into the darkness and not know when the light will appear. To have faith in systems. To believe in your own capacity and willingness to stubbornly find a solution until … until …. until! Until you reach the desired destination. And then … you will create a new checkpoint, benchmark, or destination and will go through the pattern of success again.

The pendulum swings from failure to success all the time. If it’s not moving than you are staying stagnant. Move your pendulum and start failing! The more you begin to fail, the more you will begin to succeed!