Failure is something that terrifies many of us. It's something that can paralyze us in taking a step forward and chasing our dreams. The possibility of not making it, or failing at trying is often enough to keep us right where we are. 

Throughout my years of running my business, I have learned that are two types of people. Those who let failure define them, and those who use it as a way to move forward.

It has everything to do with the way they look at failure.

People who have a successful mindset look at failure as part of their success. They don't see it as something that will make them quit. They understand that failing brings them one step closer to figuring out the right way to do it.

Successful people fail ALL THE TIME, but they never quit.
I have lost track of how many things I have tried that failed.

Anyone can have a successful mindset. You do not need to have a successful business to do this. With a successful mindset, you'll be able to accomplish anything you want in life, no matter how hard difficult the task might be.

What matters the most is that you try again. Give it one more shot. Try something new; you have no idea how close you are to figuring it out. Remember that the only way to actually fail at something, is to quit trying.

Every time you feel doubt creeping in, or you have a bad day because something didn't go as planned, or your frustrated with how you are doing, remember that it's not over till you throw in the towel and quit.

Use failure as a guide and never as a reason to quit. 

August 12, 2016 — Elena Ringeisen