Failure is the Harness Mate of Success

Here are three pieces of wisdom which can only come from those who have known failure and, from that acquaintance, found success.

In Uncommon Wisdom, my friend, Tom Feltenstein, wrote, "When winners fail, they get up and go again. And the very act of getting up is victory."

Robert Allen, author of Multiple Streams of Income, wrote, "There is no failure, only feedback."

Paraphrasing Thomas Edison just a little, "Failure is successfully identifying what doesn't work."

And since I certainly am no stranger to failure, here is Jim Blasingame's contribution to understanding its value, "Failure is the harness mate of success, and I expect to be acquainted with both as long as I live."

You will never enjoy success until you are prepared to risk failure.