There’s one thing certain about being in a room full of entrepreneurs. They are all failures.
And they like to tell you about it.
As you know, I’m attending Pat O’Bryan‘s Unseminar8 this weekend in Austin, Texas. It is filled with seasoned entrepreneurs, new entrepreneurs and wanna-be entrepreneurs. They all fill the room to hear speakers that are also entrepreneurs. Of course, there is a common thread.
It’s not what you think!
It’s true that everybody in the room is like-minded in their quest to make their own way in the world, to be their own boss, and do it their own way. However, it appears that the more successful an entrepreneur is, the more failures that person has experienced.
Failures? Well, let me put it this way, I have yet to meet a successful entrepreneur that “made it” right out of the starting gate. Most make up the rules as they go along and meet with plenty of failures along the way. The difference in the winners and losers? One word. . . . .
No matter how high the obstacles or how difficult the circumstances, the entrepreneurs that hit the target and take home the prizes are all persistent. They never, ever give up. They keep their focus. When they have a set-back, they don’t take the time to whine and cry about it. They accept the failure quickly and move on. To the success circle.
What I always find intriguing is the similarities in the stories. How the ultimate success usually always came on the heels of a horrible failure. A failure that would make most people throw in the towel.
That’s the beauty of true entrepreneurs. They know that the sooner they fail, the sooner they will taste success.
It’s an interesting breed. People filled with the knowledge that their failures lead to their success and embrace it.
The lesson? It’s OK to go out and fail. In fact, it’s almost a requirement. Get it over with.
You are closer than you think!