If you don’t try, you won’t fail.
A failure doesn’t define your venture... Unless you stop there. Abraham Lincoln said, “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
What do you want to be known by? Your failures or eventual successes?
Success defines a successful person. Talk to anyone who’s “made it,’ and ask how many times they’ve tried and failed before they finally achieved successes.
Whenever you’re having a bad day, just read this for a list of the top 10 biggest failures (ie. The biggest success stories).
Will you accept failures on your road to success?
It seems like successful people are just people who refuse to settle with their failures.
The bigger the failures, the bigger the success.
Keep taking risks, making mistakes, and taking them as learning opportunities, and they will be a part of your success story!
Since the birth of Volo, we have had successes and learned from some failures (which were big in our books, but in the grand scheme of things, just a misstep).
Through our intensive interviewing process, we hired the right developers, Backbone Technology, which developed Volo from our vision, helped create the brand Volo, and made the website into more than we'd imagined.
We recently spent a significant amount of money on a Facebook ad company, which brought us no return other than some brand awareness. We've learned that there's no one better to promote your business than yourself, so we are learning to do it ourselves and will invest in other avenues besides Facebook ads in our journey to becoming mainstream.
We are now investing in a professional business plan, which we realize now that we should have done in the first place, near the birth of Volo. Included in this business plan are projected revenues over the next 1 - 5 years and detailed marketing strategies. We will be approaching investors with this in order to make Volo grow faster (to meet our first year goal)!
Everyone loves the concept of Volo and it is growing slowly. It's been an upward grind. We believe that every obstacle is meant for us and that great success comes to those who overcome all their obstacles. Just like in the article above, all missteps will be a part of the Volo success story that people will only know if they dig for it (little known facts about the beginnings of Volo)!