One of the most important things that you have to try. You have to go for it. You have to embrace. If you really want to be successful. If you want to go another level and that’s failure, you’ve got to get good at embracing failure. Actually putting yourself out on a limb and understanding that at times, in order to get better, you’re going to have to fail this past weekend. I decided to compete in a tennis tournament. Now I have relatively new to tennis. It is not my game and I’ve ranked at a certain level and I could have competed at that level, but I’ve been winning a lot at that level. All of my friends told me I needed to compete at that level because I could win and I could get the trophy from the tournament. But another friend of mine convinced me to play up a level. She said, don’t you want to try for really good tennis?
Don’t you want to see what you can do at another level? Now I lost all weekend long, but let me tell you it was amazing tennis. I learned a lot about my game and now I’m excited and I think I know what I need to do to get to that next level. Failure is the path. And if you want to get to another level, be okay with embracing it. Now nobody wants to fail all the time, but if you’ve mastered the art of what you’re doing now, don’t be afraid to go another level. All right, this is Meredith Elliot pal. I’ll see you next week with another tip and together, we’re going to turn all of this uncertainty into your competitive advantage.