(The photo is Mike’s Mastermind Group called M4: Mike, Dan Thurmon, Lt Col Rob “Waldo” Waldman, Tim Gard)

Last week I shared that the reason we need to be free to fail and be rejected is that we will fail, we will be rejected, and that these are integral to success.

Picking up there, successful people actually fail more than unsuccessful people. The difference is unsuccessful people stop at failure. Successful people keep failing until they succeed.

The same is true for rejection; the more successful you are, the more often you’ll be rejected.

Which brings me to an awesome success strategy and perspective I learned this week from Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine:

“Your goal is to out–fail everyone.”

When you have out-failed everyone it means you’re taking more chances, risking more, opening up more possibilities for success… and you are decidedly “in the game.”

As long as you’re learning from each failure and each rejection, this means you’ll succeed faster and to a greater degree than others.

Elon Musk, creator of PayPal, Tesla, Space X, and Solar City, who is worth $15 billion, has one strategy for each company: Fail faster.

Thomas Watson, historic former leader of IBM said, “To double your success rate, double your rate of failure.”

Are you starting to get the picture?

Be filled with the knowledge that you’re fine and valuable just for who you are and then jump in! Let failure and rejection roll off your back because it doesn’t change who you are.

And with every failure and every rejection realize you are that much closer to amazing success.

Please share this with others!

Live Truly, Truly Live,

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