Too often we’re afraid of failure.

We don’t like being embarrassed by our own mistakes and we don’t like it when others are less than perfect.

So we avoid placing ourselves in situations where we can’t control the outcome or guarantee success.

But what if we looked at failure differently?

What if we saw failure as fertiliser?

What if, instead of being self-conscious about our errors, we saw our mistakes as an opportunity to learn, to persist , to get better?

What if, instead of seeing our mistakes as another reason to give up, we used them as a launching place to press on?

What if, instead of every failure confirming the message that aren’t destined for success, we saw each time that we get it wrong as another step closer to getting it right?

And what if, instead of being critical of the failure of others, we saw the progress that they are making towards their goals?

The only way to ensure that you never make a mistake would be to do nothing at all, which ironically is the biggest mistake you can make.

Every successful entrepreneur, artist, leader and athlete has used their failures as fertiliser.

Instead of being afraid of them, they’ve realised that they are necessary if they want to achieve their goals.

What about you?

Are you making enough mistakes?

Are the people around you?

Is your future being fertilised?

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