Failure Found to Be an "Essential Prerequisite" for Success
Every winner begins as a loser, but not every failure leads to success. And what ultimately separates the winners from the losers, certainly is not persistence.
Wed Nov 27 12:52:35 2019 - permalink -
Trying again and again only works if you learn from your previous failures. The idea is to work smart, not hard. You have to figure out what worked and what didn’t, and then focus on what needs to be improved instead of thrashing around and changing everything.
The people who failed didn’t necessarily work less [than those who succeeded]. They could actually have worked more; it’s just that they made more unnecessary changes.
One such key indicator [statistical signatures that separate successful groups from nonsuccessful groups and make it possible to predict ultimate outcomes] (besides keeping the stuff that works and focusing on what doesn’t) is the time between consecutive failed attempts, which should decrease steadily. In other words, the faster you fail, the better your chances of success, and the more time between attempts, the more likely you are to fail again.
What matters is how people fail, how they respond to failure and where those failures lead.