Failure is a Good Thing

img_5619Have you ever felt so defeated by a failure that you would never want to try again?  Are you scared to go out of your comfort zone to pursue your dreams because you are afraid of failures?  It is all about PERSPECTIVES.

I always knew that I wanted a business of my own.  So two years ago, I started lqboutique.com without hesitation while still working full time as a senior consultant.  The business was up and running within a month.  I started it without knowing anything about how to operate a business successfully.  I just started it because I had a strong passion for it.  I got merchandise from multiple different wholesalers and my website was selling everything from book bags to diaper bags to laptop bags to lunch bags and duffel bags.  Needless to say, after launching the site, I did nothing else to maintain it.  It became harder for me to keep up due to my heavy travel schedule for my full time job.  So eventually, I had to shut it down.  It was heart breaking since it was something that gave me a lot of joy and happiness.  It also hurt my ego because I had failed.  However, I learned to be proud of what I had done instead.  I switched my perspective from looking at the shut down business as a failure to being very proud that I started a business.  Plus, I did not lose any money on the business so I consider it a success :).  And if you ask me what I want to do next, I won’t hesitate to tell you that I will open my own business one day.  My short business venture has taught me so much about how to become an entrepreneur and I just cannot wait to work on my next big thing!

So have a positive look on failure!  As Zig Ziglar said “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts”.  Failure is a good thing.  Failure is our greatest teacher.  Let’s not allow the fear of failure to stop us from becoming the best version of ourselves!