We've all heard it: "it's not about how often you fail, it's about how often you get back up again".
This quote and countless variations of it are a common sight in any book, blog or social media group about entrepreneurship. And while the message is true, it's not very useful.
That's why in this post, I'll share a method for turning this cliché into action. And you'll discover the one thing no one tells you about what it really means to "fail fast and fail often".
I think the best word to describe this quality of getting back up again is "grit". Grit is the ability to stick with something, even when it gets difficult. And it's the ability to keep going, even when you suffer failure.
It's true that this quality breeds success. It may be one of the most important qualities for success, as Angela Duckworth's research shows. Here's an interesting talk on the topic:
So, that's all well and good. The motivational posters were right all along.
But how do we make use of this insight? How do we actually develop grit?
That's what my unusual 30-day challenge is all about. Watch the video at the top, to find out more!
I'm the founder of ActiveGrowth and Thrive Themes and over the last years, I've created and marketed a dozen different software, information and SaaS products. Apart from running my business, I spend most of my time reading, learning, developing skills and helping other people develop theirs. On ActiveGrowth, I want to help you become a better entrepreneur and product creator. Read more about my story here.
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