Quitting a stable job and swimming in this crazy — and amazing — sea of independence and opportunities is scary and dangerous. Mistakes are waiting for you at every corner and you have to learn to play the game well to survive. The tips below are things we learned in our process and what we do on a daily basis.
Success is a road
I think one of the biggest mistakes people make in life is assuming that success is only a matter of making good decisions, so if you are doing something wrong you should give up before going further down that road.
Success is indeed making the right choices, but is it possible to hit it right every single time?
Sorry, this answer deserved a huge No.
Most people see failure as a bad thing, but if you’re able to see it with new eyes your whole life can change.
The best way to learn something is to experience it and when we fail, we are learning what we need to avoid, we have suffered its consequences and will take this learning experience to the rest of our lives.
We learn and we evolve with each and new mistake we make.
Discovering the world
You were born and I know you couldn’t talk or even walk. You hit your face in the ground many times when you were learning to walk and you said many wrong words when you were learning to talk. Why weren’t those failures so intimidating as the ones we have to deal today? We are older and society is the devil on our shoulder.
Life and society require more responsibility for our actions than ever before. That’s what intimidates most people.
When we were kids we only learned through mistakes, but failing wasn’t important in our minds, so we kept doing things until we learned. Today, we can and should learn from other mistakes. We got older and smarter 😉
Whenever you are trying to do something for the first time, we usually focus our efforts on How to do it right? instead of What mistakes are common for those starting out and how to avoid them?
Learn first what to avoid and what to expect as a failure, so you can deal with the path to success more certain that you know what you’re doing.
Even though you can learn from others mistakes, there’s always something different from each case and story. Because of that, you can expect to fail even with a previous knowledge of the pitfalls.
That’s common, that’s normal, that’s good. But to have a good experience through failure it’s inevitable, you need to be confident.
Confidence can be something you have or something you build. If you have, what are you doing here? Go do something 🙂
If you aren’t the most confident person in the world, you can always build this mindset. It all starts with a lie. Just a simple lie to yourself, that you can do it.
Believing is the first step success.
If you don’t believe in you, why should others do?
The two things you can’t forget
From our experience, the two most important principles to turn failure into success and that you can’t forget are:
- Prevent mistakes by starting with the bad things.
Learn what to avoid, what to expect as a failure and the most common mistakes of what you’re trying to do. Preventing is the best way to walk an extra mile with safety.
- Keep your mindset in the right direction
Believing in yourself is the natural energy drink that powers every person in the world. You don’t need anything else when you believe you can do something. If you can, have someone you trust to share your details and your problems, they can always help you shifting back to the right mindset.
We at MOWE have done so much in such a small time frame because we were able to play the game well. This doesn’t mean we did everything right, in fact, we made many mistakes. Knowing what others have done in the past helped us to reduce dangerous failures into small mistakes, that we could pass through and improve later.
Just remember your goal and continue thriving for it, no matter what.
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