PART 2 MY NEW SPEECH SERIES: You don’t have to settle. You don’t have to be limited.
Excerpt from an article on Entrepreneur:
James Dyson failed 5,126 times before he found a version of his Dual Cyclone vacuum cleaner that worked. To many, this would make him a loser, yet today he is worth $4.2 billion.
After interviewing 200-plus people, I’ve realized the most successful individuals I know were, at some stage along their journey, a big loser. They failed. They made giant mistakes. They lost a lot of money, and watched as their business went under. Yet, they managed to overcome such adversity and build success on the back of these business-threatening mistakes.
Mistakes happen; this you cannot avoid. The journey you’re on isn’t a simple one, and at some point you may hit rock bottom. This is okay, as you can rise from the ashes like these seven losers did.
You can sit by and be a passenger, or dissect each mistake and failure you make, always asking yourself: What can I learn from this?
This is what the most successful entrepreneurs on the planet do, and you can, too.