Your Mistakes Will Make You Better!

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Your Mistakes Will Make You Better!

Encourager-In-Chief: July 20th, 2016

Design out the flaws in your systems.

If you want to be a success, get used to failing. There’s nothing else you can do that will bring you experience faster than falling flat on your face and learning lessons from a pavement-eye view.

Believe it or not, it takes courage to fail. Most people are not going to applaud you, but that should not discourage you. Allow your failures to be the price you pay to become a success.

I once heard NFL Super Bowl-winning quarterback Steve Young said, “Be willing to be bad for a while in order to be good.” There’s so much wisdom in that statement.

Did you ever get a flat in your bicycle tire when you were a kid? The only way to find the hole (if it’s really tiny) is to re-inflate the tire underwater. Once the tire is underwater and under pressure, the process will show you where the flaw is in your tire. The same holds true in your business.

In every business, there will be endless flaws. The problem is, you won’t be able to see them until you are under pressure. That’s a good thing. First, you solve the problem for your customer and then you go back and figure out why the flaw was there in the first place. When you discover what caused it, you change your procedures and fix it. And you don’t just fix it for now. You fix it so, going forward, this will no longer be a flaw in your system.

You’ll need to keep doing this continuously for as long as you own your business. It’s what I mean by designing out the flaws in your systems. The good news is, the longer you do this, the fewer flaws you will find, and the more smoothly your business operation will run. In addition, it will make your business more valuable should you decide to sell it.

Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.
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