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doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will

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I read a lot. Books, articles, websites, blogs, etc. Lately, I have mostly been reading advice and stories from successful entrepreneurs. Want to know a common theme I have found amongst my readings?

Failure.

Yes, failure is the recurring theme of these success stories. But how does that make sense? I have come to the conclusion that unless you are very lucky or extremely gifted at what you do, you will have to fail MANY TIMES before you can succeed. If you are starting a business, for example, you will have to experiment with different strategies on how to build your business, how to advertise it, and how to keep your clientele coming back. The key word in that last sentence is experiment. To further explain my point, below is a section from the eBook written by one of my idols, Mark Manson:

... a friend of mine recently started a high-risk business venture. He dried up most of his savings trying to make it work and it failed. Today, he’s happier than ever for his experience. It taught him many lessons about what he wanted and didn’t want in life and it eventually led him to his current job, which he loves.”
— The Guide to Happiness by Mark Manson

 While it might not seem like it at the time, experimenting with your ideas and having some of them fail is perfectly fine! That is how you learn and how you improve. The most important part of this process is to never doubt yourself! Because while failures can cause bumps along your road to success, doubt will just completely block off that road! Always believe that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle!