Don’t Celebrate Failure, Celebrate Experience Instead

Experience over failure

Are you thinking – who celebrates failure?

Then you might be living under a rock.

We live in an era where entrepreneurship is overhyped. Because of this hype, more people are becoming entrepreneurs for the sake of becoming entrepreneurs. Not because they love what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

This hype is also there because the startup world today celebrates failure.

Often times, the person who fails also believes in the hype and starts celebrating failure. More so because she thinks there will be other opportunities waiting even after failure. And, she may be right. There may be opportunities. But the clock is ticking. Time is running out.

Those who celebrate failure, do it because they think failure comes with experience. As if failure and experience go hand in hand.

But it is not true, more often than not.

You can fail without getting any real experience. In that case, you would have failed and wasted time, for nothing.

We need to avoid such situations. It is easier said than done but we can try. Let’s see how.

Whenever you start something new, think about what you want as experience. And, know that you can avoid a lot of failure through real work, and learning from those who have succeeded and failed in the past.

If you are not going for a moonshot then use money and happiness as two of your core metrics. If you are making money and are happy doing what you are doing then it might not be such a waste of time after all.

Now, let’s look at our current and forthcoming missions through this lens and think about the experience we are getting or will get.

Chances are we may need to change some of these.

Are you ready for that?

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