Thursday, February 5, 2009

Celebrate bad times… come on

(sung to the eternal Kool and the Gang hit tune)

Loving this Seth Godin post I just read on his personal “career ending” failures.

Here’s someone who has achieved so much and is one of my personal role models and yet his failures are equally impressive I have to say!

When I interviewed Seth in 2008 he had this to say about his failures:

My list is way too long for this email. I regret not starting a search engine in 1995. I regret thinking too small in many of the first businesses I started. Small thinking with small goals and small deliverables to the wrong clients. But you know what? I'm not sure I'd change much. The misses are worth at least as much as the hits.

Which just reinforces the fact that it doesn’t matter how much success someone appears to have had. They’ve usually had just as many if not more failures along the way. The successful person just doesn’t give up. They learn, they become better, they move on and up not making those same mistakes again.

What have you failed at lately?

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By Kirsty Dunphey with 1 comment


What great inspiration, I'm so having a party right now and will sort out this ftp problem.

Nice reminder of Seth's approach, "never give up starting again"

Thanks Kirsty, Cheers, Brendan

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