Have You Ever Been Excited to Fail?
Have you ever asked someone if you could help out to earn a future position? Maybe it was an internship in college or maybe you asked a fellow blogger to help with their site. Maybe it was to an advertiser and you said you were the biggest and baddest personal finance website there was. Here’s the best part, it worked. That internship, blogger, advertiser, or whoever it was gave you a chance. Remember say “Yes” and figure it out afterwards can get you in that door. What happens though if you work your a** off and do your best, but you fail, they choose someone else?
Throughout my career(although pretty short being 32), I have met and worked for CEO’s, NBA basketball players, Million dollar business owners, Financial advisors who handle millions and millions of dollars, and people who work for them. Of course most of this was while I was caddying during college, but I have interned for a very successful financial advisor, and presented to a few of the big time managers at my company. I relish the opportunity, I might get a little nervous and talk a little faster, but it’s usually just because I want to be at my best. I want to have the opportunity to fail. Now you can change the wording around and say I want to have the opportunity for success, but I know that right now isn’t my big moment to shine, it’s coming I just need a chance to fail.
Recently I had the opportunity to fail. I put in extra hours, I stayed up a little later than Grandma and Grandpa, and gave up some of that time relaxing, because I wanted it, I wanted to succeed. I put my best foot forward as they say, but recently I found out, I failed. I didn’t get the promotion, the big side job, or win the battle of may the best man win.
Here’s the crazy thing I was excited to fail.
I was given an opportunity to prove myself, I did not succeed, but I learned, I listened, I am on their radar. The next opportunity could be the biggest success. In the past I have been passed over for a job due to more experience, but that does not mean I was not excited as ever for the next opportunity. I am a big believer in everything happens for a reason and just maybe the next time an opportunity arises, I will get a new chance to fail. Another possibility is I won’t need that next opportunity from them, maybe I create my own opportunity and move towards a bigger better opportunity. I’m excited for the next opportunity to prove myself. Maybe it happens on this blog, maybe you read a post and share it with someone else and that leads to another opportunity to fail, which leads to the biggest Success ever.