Imagine this scene at your family’s dinner table: Your dad raises his eyebrows and looks at you expectantly: “How was your week?”
You say, “You know, I tried something new – and I completely screwed up!”
Dad responds “Congratulations! I’m so proud of you for failing.”
That would never have happened in my family, but Sara Blakely credits that attitude as the secret of her success with Spanx. You may remember her as the youngest addition to Forbes Magazine‘s Billionaire’s list. Most of the coverage focused on the product and her viral marketing.
I think they’re missing the point which is how do you sustain yourself between dreaming and success? Charlie Rose and Gayle King noticed this critical success factor in their CBS Good Morning interview.
When was the last time you gave yourself permission to try, fail and celebrate? It just might lead to your first billion.