Try Again, Fail Again

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” 

— Samuel Beckett


A few years ago, I interviewed The Wolf of Wall St, Jordan Belfort.  Love him or hate him, there are lessons to be learned by a figure like Belfort, a person who has felt the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.  

When he was 23, Belfort went bankrupt running a business selling lobsters.  That event was undeniable. 

However, Belfort had control of his reaction to the event.  He could have either saw it as a sign that he didn’t have any entrepreneurial or sales skills or he could have seen it as a learning lesson to bring into his next business.  

He saw it as the latter and onward he went. 

His goal wasn’t to succeed wildly, it was to fail quickly – he knew the odds were against him and it would take a lot of at-bats before he’d hit a home run.  

If you’re stumbling – or flat out failing – it’s up to you to interpret the invent.  

Should you give up?  

Or are you ready to dust off and use it as a learning lesson?

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