“I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying." (Tom Hopkins)
It is a quote used by a gentleman who trains sales people. It is also used extensively by bodybuilders- who train to failure, meaning the body cannot push or pull the weight anymore. There is a similar Thomas Edison quote about “I have not failed, I´ve just found 10,000 ways that won´t work”.
We all fail, getting that job we thought was perfect, getting that raise, retrenchment... etc. We get hundreds of emails everyday with stories on what is going wrong, and we feel for people.
I heard from three of my clients last week why they are giving up on some of the larger internet job search portals as they all seem to be spilling out the same candidates.
I get calls from candidates who go for jobs, and ask me what they did wrong...
I had one client last week tell me his organization would stop using us because two of the candidates we had screened, background checked, called on the day of the interview, sent an SMS to and did even sent directions to did not show up because their car broke down.
You failed, we failed...
That’s it plain and simple.
Next big statement is SO WHAT...
If you have gone to failure then maybe it is time to see what growth comes out of it, instead of spending time in the comfort of feeling sorry.
We have the unique opportunity to actually evaluate ourselves. To learn from what we did and what we need to do better next time.
Here’s to you who tried and failed. Today’s failure is tomorrow’s success