The Power of Failure

Do you underestimate the power of failure? The power of failing is incredible. I say this because behind every failure there is a lesson to be learned. If you learn that lesson and make sure that mistake never repeats itself that failure was well worth it. Anyone that you see in the media or admire I am sure has failed many times before they got to where they are. Take Michael Jordan for an example. He is arguably the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball but even he was cut from his from his high school basketball team. He turned that failure into an unmatched drive to compete and succeed on the court.

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The lessons we learn from our failures are unmatched.  Football has taught me this more than anything else. Football ultimate team sport but if any of the 11 individuals on the offense or defense does not do their job on a given play the whole play is in jeopardy. This is because everyone counts on each other. But if you fail at your job it’s not just your fault everyone shares in the failure. But that feeling of guilt will force you to fix your mistakes because you never want that on you.

Not only does failure make you grow as an individual it also can inspire and humble others. A sense of failure creates a sense of an even playing field that allows you to start a new and grow into what you want to be. An example of this would be AA meetings. The support group is successful because of individuals who have overcome their additions. This allows new comers to have a sanctuary and have hope. Though their past failures have landed them in AA, AA has allowed for them to grow stronger and face the world.

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Author: Kevin C. McReynolds

Kevin McReynolds is the Chief Executive Officer of McReynolds Enterprises LLC. He is a consultant for several startups in the Southern California region. Kevin is a former Student-Athlete at UCLA. He studied Political Science as an undergraduate and will complete a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2018. Kevin is an serial entrepreneur. Follow Kevin online via @LifeofKM!

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