Every Failure Takes You One Step Closer To Success

Marine Corps Emblem
Yesterday while waiting in line I caught a t-shirt with the U.S. Marine Corps emblem and the following quote

Pain is weakness leaving the body

There’s a lot of wisdom in that quote and I wanted to relate it to business. I didn’t come up with a nice compact quote, but here’s the idea.

Every failure should teach you something and in that learning take you one step closer to success. Early last week I posted safe is not remarkable and closed the post with a quote that deserves another read.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
–Robert F. Kennedy

If you want to succeed at anything you need to be willing to fail. Mistakes will happen along the way, but think of each one as something that leaves your business and helps to make your business more successful. No business will run perfectly from start to finish, but the sooner you make mistakes the sooner you can prevent that mistake from happening again.

With every mistake you make, a little bit of failure is leaving your business taking it toward a greater success.

If you can think of a nice quote that captures the essence of the quote at the top of this post let me know. The title to this post was the best I could come up with and I’m sure there’s something better.

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