The 8 Commandments for Failure

Failure does not emanate from the space. Every failure has its genesis and every success has its inputs. Even if you are experiencing countless and endless failures and corrections, you can finally come up with what can become the world’s best model? Failure gives you a chance to begin again; this time, more intelligently. But you don’t always have to experience failure for you to learn. You can also use others’ experience to make adjustments that get you where you want to go.

This is how you can know that you’re heading in the wrong direction.

You don’t take risks

The only approach that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. In order to succeed in business, you must risk failure and when it happens, learn what you need to, and then do it better. Avoiding risks could see your business stall and get overtaken by changing trends.

You don’t take time to think

Successful business people don’t just take any risks, but they take calculated ones. They analyze situations by weighing the good against the bad. The whole practice requires a lot.

You don’t welcome red tape

Your business cannot thrive with rules that slow down the overall growth of the company. You should re-evaluate and adjust any process that draws back the progress. One of the biggest hurdles being the flow of communication, where senior management excludes junior employees from decision making in misplaced efforts to keep the hierarchy plain.

You don’t resist change

Generally, businesses can get contented with routine and forget innovation. Refusing to alter strategies and encouraging stiffness in your employees can kill your company. It discourages creativity and diminishes your competitive advantage.

You don’t network

You cannot promote your business without networking with fellow entrepreneurs and potential customers. Take part in conferences that celebrate entrepreneurs or concentrate on your industry.

You don’t seek immediate gratification

As the saying goes, “good things come to those who wait”. However, it still holds in business. Stay away from the enticement to overindulge on luxuries in the name of celebrating your achievements. Mark your victories but don’t understate them. Reinvest your gains and develop a war chest that keeps your business afloat when things are not adding up.

You don’t put all thy faith in ‘experts’

Occasionally in business, you have to go with your gut feeling instead of listening to what everyone else is telling you. This does not mean that you ignore the lessons from those who have gone before you, but your instinct.

You don’t do things at the last minute

Don’t postpone until tomorrow what you can do today. Delaying can cost you great deals, and leave you in the concert of catch-up or unable to pursue new business opportunities. Learn to plan.


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