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Treating Failure Like a Scientist

Treating Failure Like a Scientist

When a scientist runs an experiment, there are all sorts of results that could happen: Some are positive and some are negative, but all of them are data points. Each result is a piece of data that can ultimately lead to an answer.

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Failure as an indicator of worth

Failure feels like an indication of who we are as a person. Failing a test means you’re not smart enough. Failing to get fit means you’re undesirable. Failing in business means you don’t have what it takes. And so on.

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We are taught from a young age that failure is bad and something to fear. But, failure is an excellent stepping stone to success. 

We never learn to move out of our comfort zone if we don’t overcome our fear of failure.

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1. Get to the root of the fear of failure

Write down what in the past caused you to be afraid to fail. Now, look back at this situation and realize that failing is okay.

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Importance of failure

We need to start talking about failure as life's master instructor. Experiences in failure are less about not finding success than they are about problem solving, and the skills cultivated as a by-product of failure are the skills many brilliant entrepreneurs have only come to possess by failing.

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