A friend of mine came to me last week and said, “I think I’m finally ready to start my business.”
I cheered and threw a little confetti on her.
Then she sighed and said, “I know I might fail, but … you know, I think that’s okay.”
I laughed and said, “Oh no, my dear friend, you WILL fail. You will fail BIG.”
Ignoring her horrified expression, I continued, “Failure is inevitable. It’s a sign that you’re doing stuff. You want to be failing because if you’re failing then you’re trying, and that’s what it’s all about.”
I’m not sure if I scared her off or not, but she’s going to have to face it now or later.
If you approach your business with the idea that you’re going to do amazingly well, or that you’ll at least to pretty well and not make too many mistakes, you’ll bury yourself before you’ve even begun.