When asked how to achieve success more rapidly–came the quick reply, ‘Double your failure rate.’
-Thomas J. Watson, Sr
What? Increase my failure rate? Why would I want to do that? Simply because your increasing your efforts. A friend of mine Collette Larson, a very successful business woman who helps others be successful said count the No’s. When talking to people don’t count the yes’ count the No’s. Once you get to 100 No’s you’ll have found enough yes’ along the way to be successful.
The level of success has often been compared to the level of risk. What is the ultimate risk? Failure and if you fail what does that mean? You’re that much closer to success. Thomas Edison didn’t fail at creating the light bulb. He found several ways not to do it before he found the one way to do it.
You can do it. You can be successful. Find something you’re passionate about, even if it is the light bulb and work with integrity.