It doesn’t matter. As an entrepreneur you don’t need to worry about the level of the liquid in the glass, you just need to make sure you’re the one doing the pouring.
Defeat is optional
On the road to anything exceptional you are going to fail.
You will fall over. You will graze your knee. That’s inevitable and not in your control.
Sure you can tool up, get educated, build a great team to fall over less. But you can’t avoid it completely.
But whether you choose to stay down or to get back up, that is something in your control.
Which is why while failure is inevitable, defeat is optional.
And that’s pretty cool to know.
Recently I had an interaction with someone in a business I own.
Recently we were making a major decision in MedRecruit for a very important leadership role in the recruitment team.
If you go to almost any personal development or business seminar, the presenters will share stories of failure leading to triumph.
It’s not a shop, it’s not online, it’s not Amazon or eBay or Trademe.
Survival isn’t necessary.
Is it meeting specification?
“You don’t choose the life of being an entrepreneur, it chooses you,” is something I found myself saying to a young entrepreneur the other day.
Dissatisfaction is a common state for entrepreneurs.
Fear of failure is a common reason many people don’t start things.
Failure is inevitable.