Every new year people make goals or resolutions to lose weight,
stop smoking, spend more time with the family, become a better
person. Yes, those are all great and last a few days or weeks
before failure stops the resolve in its tracks!
I never make New Year's Resolutions as such, but I do resolve to
fail at least once this year! Yes, fail. I plan on failing at
least once maybe more. If I do not fail at least once I have not
risked anything. To never risk means to never fail and to never
fail means to never succeed! Thomas Edison patented 1,368
inventions that improved life that we enjoy today. He made a
statement "If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I
haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong
attempt discarded is just one more step forward. . . . There are no
rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something."
I find that people who never take a risk also never experience
much success in any area of life. Those people are also the ones
who abandon their New Year's Resolution on the first day of
failure, never to go back to it again. Unless you are willing
to try new things, you will never experience success in your
business either. Now, I don't plan on staying in failure mode.
Instead, I plan to learn from it, remold it and turn it into
I do resolve to make this a courageous year, even if I didn't
make a resolution!
As a kid I thought that courage meant you never feared anything.
What I have found as an adult is that courageous means that you
do something in spite of the fear you feel. So I plan on being
very courageous this year by using that fear!
Give away my failure!
I plan on giving away every piece of knowledge I achieve from
those failures to help others! In all the very wealthy people I
know I have found that one vein running through them. Now I'm
not talking about those millionaires next door who have horded
their money doing without joy in their life to accumulate
wealth, but those who enjoy their riches and life and share
I hope you have resolved to fail this year!
© Lena Sanchez. Lena is a retired Medical Office
Nurse/administrator and consultant gone Internet entrepreneur in