Failure – a recipe for success

Another little gem from my hero Seth Godin.

A man once asked Seth how he came up with so many good ideas. The man complained that he only managed to come up with a decent idea once every one or two months. The conversation continued…

Seth: “How many bad ideas do you come up with a month?”

The man thought for a moment and said, “None.”

Seth: “That’s your problem!”

The point is you’ve got to keep coming up with stuff – and it’s not all going to work. As Godin points out, those that keep churning stuff out and often fail will always succeed more than people who come up with no ideas at all.

Quote for the day:

“Success is an incident. Failure is an experience” (thanks to my Linkedin friends for this one!).

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