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Whey Are Failures So Important?

by Abdou Sani Boukari Consultant
Why are failures so important? It is beacuse, they are the barometer of experimenting. If you are not experimenting, you are not innovating. And experimenting means some of the attempts are failures.
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For many people, innovation has become the new buzzword. Everyone wants to be seen as doing it, and no one wants to be labeled lacking it. But it's not easy becoming an innovative organization. Why? Because the culture needs to shift to embrace failures, and that's against the grain in most organizations. And it's not simply a matter of the profit motive at work; most nonprofits also struggle with failure as a positive.
Why are failures so important? In short, they are the barometer of experimenting. Thomas J. Watson, former CEO of IBM famously said:
"Would you like me to give you a formula for... success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... you can be discouraged by failure / or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side.
To put it another way, if you are not experimenting, you are not innovating. And experimenting means some of the attempts are failures.

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Arthur A. Magnate I  Professional Arthur
Excellent article.. If you're not failing, you're not trying! Thanks for sharing
Jun 12th 2017 17:30   
Abdou Sani Boukari Magnate II   Consultant
@Art A Thanks! If you're not failing, you're not growing!
Jun 13th 2017 10:43   
Lisa E. Committed   Affiliate Marketer/Writer
I like this for a reason. Everyone gets upset about failing at things. However, for me it is the opposite. It does two things. #1 It makes me think about what I did that caused me to fail. and #2 it teaches me to take another strategy to reach my goal. Thanks for sharing..
Jun 13th 2017 11:16   
Abdou Sani Boukari Magnate II   Consultant
@Lisa Thanks. Implementing the right strategies to see things through requires consistent and persistent action. It requires throwing caution to the wind and enduring tremendous amounts of pain and struggle today in order to reap the rewards tomorrow.
Jun 13th 2017 16:32   
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