I couldn’t believe that after months of work and struggle, I had finally launched my first product. I was excited to help people and see the response that would come from this huge launch. I had planned everything out well in advance. The work wasn’t easy, but I knew that it would be worth it.
I wrote 6 guest articles. I was all over the net. I promoted the hell out of this eBook. Then the sales page went live. Then it happened.
I got ZERO SALES! I failed at my first product launch. It was sad. It was a complete failure.
This leads to the point of this article…
We all fail.
This isn’t news. Today I wanted to look at dealing with this failure and how you can cope with failure in your career/with any goals you set in your life.
How you can cope with failure from my own experiences…
Allow yourself to fail.
There’s nothing wrong with failing. You have to allow yourself to fail. You have to give yourself permission. The reality is that you’re going to fail and you need to be ready for this. If you’re not failing it’s because you’re not trying hard enough. When you allow yourself to fail, you won’t be as disappointed when things don’t work out the first time around.
Focus on the worst case scenario.
What’s the worst that can happen?
We often realize that the worst case scenario isn’t all that bad. So what if we fail? Do you know how many times I’ve failed? If anyone dare laugh at me, I laugh back even harder since they didn’t try.
The worst case scenario is never as bad as not trying and wondering what could have beeb.
Ditch the excuses.
Stop making excuses. What you tried just didn’t work. Don’t blame the Earth for your problems. Don’t get mad at anyone. You just need to go back to the drawing board and come back with a better plan.
Think of the positives.
There’s always a lesson to be learned from everything. What are the positives that you can take away? From my failures I usually realize what I’ve done wrong. The good news about this is that I can move on and not make the same mistake twice. There’s nothing worse than repeating your mistakes.
Failing isn’t that bad at the end of the day. It happens to all of us. The scary scenario is not trying.
What was the point of this article? It doesn’t matter what your goals are (career, starting a business, weight loss, etc.), we all fail at some point. Too often do we give up when on the verge of something amazing. I don’t want to see any of you give up. It’s not worth it.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill