[Will Smith – Photo by PR Photos]
Here is some advice direct from Will Smith:
I love this one
It’s always a little bit frustrating to me when people have a negative relationship with failure. Failure is a massive part of being able to be successful. You have to get comfortable with failure. You actually have to seek failure. Failure is where all the lessons are.
When you go to the gym and work out, you’re actually seeking failure. You want to take your muscles to the point where you get to failure because that’s where the adaptation is. That’s where growth is.
Successful people fail a lot. They fail a whole lot more than they succeed. They extract the lessons from the failure and they use the energy, and they use the wisdom to come around to the next phase of success.
You gotta take a shot. You have to live at the edge of your capabilities. You have to live where you’re almost certain you’re gonna fail. That’s the reason for practice. Practice is controlled failure. You’re getting to your limit. Getting to your limit. Getting to your limit. You can’t lift that. You can’t do that until you to the point where all of the sudden your body makes the adjustment and you can do it.
Failure actually helps you to recognize the areas where you need to evolve, so fail early, fail often, fail forward.