Thanksgiving is coming up and I am VERY THANKFUL for something! Failure! Yes, I am thankful for failure. Without failure, I would not enjoy “accomplishment” nearly as much. I can’t tell you how many failures that I’ve had in my day. There have been MANY! Ideas, businesses, even relationships. But If I had not suffered the setbacks, I would not be as motivated to succeed.
I met this young guy a couple days ago and he was a very nice dude. He has a rich and famous dad. The young guy was talking to me and told me about the business that his dad had helped him start up. I asked him how business was going and he said great! We discussed it a little and I couldn’t help but think to myself, wow, how great would it have been if I could have started my “business career” with unlimited funds. But then, later, after more thought, I was thinking… When you have a giant safety net like that, do you enjoy success as much? Obviously, I’ll never know but I choose to believe that my failures that I have gone through, drive me and make me appreciate the small victories.