Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie
Inc has written an interesting article entitled “Turn Failures Into Stepping Stones: 5 Ways“.
As Inc describes, turning failures into stepping stones is about ignoring the initial reaction that we have towards failure where we want to move on to something else and instead embrace the lessons that can be learned from the failure.
“Successful entrepreneurs typically defy this “normal” reaction. They go back and try again at things they fail at. That’s because they often believe in something I call the “failure faith,” a powerful conviction that every setback offers vital lessons that could not be learned any other way”
Take a look at Inc’s article for 5 ways that show that failure is a stepping stone to success.
Another interesting way to explain turning failures into stepping stones is through the following infographic. The infographic below created by Funders and Founders demonstrates how many times famous people have tried and failed before they succeeded in their goals. The sheer perseverance of people such as Edison who failed 10000 times before he created the light-bulb is extraordinary.
How many times are you willing to risk failure before you achieve success?
Do you believe that failure is a stepping stone to success or do you find that it puts you off trying to succeed? Share your ideas below.