Written by Thakur Ajay on Digilah (Tech Thought Leadership)
Fear of Failure is a roadblock to success
Failure is an inevitable part of life, but SMART people know how to make it work for them. One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it stops you to a life of unrealised potential.
A successful response to failure is all you need.
When testing a new technology often founders and leaders fear failure.
DON’T fear failure
How can you avoid failure?
-Focus on the journey
-Ask for help
-Never be afraid of being called
Last but not the least keep referring to the below famous quotes by these legendry innovators and leaders and keep moving ahead:
A great leader is always aware of his ego. Because he believes in the words of Lao Tzu (a great Chinese philosopher) “knowing others is wisdom but knowing yourself is enlightenment”
He knows that the moment he gets aware of his ego he loses 99% of his enemies.
A great leader knows that his arrogance will be his downfall. A great leader knows that Socrates (father of the western philosophy) was right when he said
“The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing”
A great leader knows that to be a great leader he must be a great listener. He knows that ability to listen with patience is a superpower. He knows that one should never listen to reply but always listen to understand.
A great leader is a great follower. He believes in the wise words of Mark Twain (father of American Literature)
“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in 7 years”
A great leader respects everyone equally as he believes in the wise words of Albert Einstein (father of Modern Physics)
“I speak and respect everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the University”
A great leader knows that Ideas are nothing and execution is everything. A great leader has a great vision. He knows that leadership is all about translating vision into reality. A great leader always promotes creativity and innovation because he believes in the words of Steve Jobs (founder of apple)
“Innovation is what distinguishes between a leader and a follower”
A great leader knows that his megalomania, narcissism and unscrupulous nature would be his downfall. A great leader believes in the words of Aristotle (father of political science)
“The more you know, the more you know you don’t know”
A great leader believes in constant learning because he knows that once you stop learning, you start dying. A great leader believes in Change as he believes in the Wise words of Winston Churchill (ex-Prime Minister of Great Britain)
“To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often”
A Great Leader knows that mistakes are inevitable, failure is inevitable. He knows that only dead people can avoid making mistakes. He knows that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
A great leader never makes the same mistake twice and he knows that success is nothing but one’s ability to tolerate failure.
A great leader is a man of morals, values and ethics and he believes in the wise words of Warren Buffet (the most successful Investor of all time)
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you will do things differently.”
A great leader believes in simplicity and patience. He knows that nature doesn’t hurry and yet everything is accomplished.
As he believes in the wise words of Sir Isaac Newton (father of physics)
“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity and nature is pleased with simplicity and nature is no dummy”
A great leader doesn’t find faults or defects he is more interested in finding solutions.