"Embrace Failure But Always Train for Success." - Forbes October 9, 2018
Like Athletes, Entrepreneurs don't become successful overnight. They put in countless hours learning their craft and honing their skills. They train to win. Failures are not setbacks, they are data points.
Michael Jordan once said, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take." How did he become an All-Star athlete? It wasn't from imagining the shots from the sidelines. He made those shots and make those mistakes on the court. Missed shots helped him refine his craft and fine tune his signature dunks, free throws, 3-pointers, passes, rebounds, and assists.
When training for a sports game or a competitive race, you often learn more from your mistakes than from scoring or finishing a race. Scoring a touchdown or crossing the finish line is just a culmination of all the hard work, training, and fine tuning over time.
Failures will happen, but great athletes and entrepreneurs alike push through setbacks and move forward.