What a photo right? While many of us crashed our bikes a few times learning how to ride them as kids, I do sincerely hope most of us never had a crash like this one, and that if we did…we were wearing a helmet…LOL. So, here is the other side of that thought though, rarely in life do you reach the most epic and grandest of success, without experiencing or going through the most epic of failures along the way. This separates the massively successful from the middle. A long time ago, somebody very smart once stated that the biggest danger to massive success is a little bit. It is in acquiring that little bit of success that we actually shut down, and instead of “Thinking Big” we begin thinking how do I minimize the risk, how do I protect what I already have. While there is certainly nothing wrong with making smart, calculated risks, we all have to recognize the necessity in taking big risks if we are looking for the exceptional life. Not everyone can handle this, and most certainly not everyone should even think about trying this, but for the elite few who are looking to achieve something special in their lifetime, learn to embrace the failures and crashes you will have along the way, develop a deep desire to learn everything you can from these failures, and before long you won’t be failing anymore, you will be flying.
May whatever challenges you face in life be smaller than your internal desire to overcome them. Falling off a bicycle can be a painful experience, but by contrast, if you manage to do the same thing in business, and truly learn each time pretty soon, that falling routine will look more like this: