This year is coming to and end. It’s time to review past experiences, make conclusions, and step forward into 2015.
If there would be only one single idea that I could share with everyone, it is this.
You must fail before you can succeed. Failure is a prerequisite for success. You cannot achieve something without proving by failing over and over again how much you want it.
This is my biggest lesson from 2014.
I don’t intend to give specific examples here, but this happens regularly in my life, so I know it works. Brick walls are there for a reason, as Randy Pausch nicely expressed it.
We tend to think in dual terms: black and white, good and evil, love and hate, failure and success. Yet the irony is that no success is possible without prior failing.
No pain, no gain. Period.