Kim Peterson, CEO CommonSenseHealth.org
While doing some research this morning, I ran across a wonderful blog post by Brad Aronson, entitled Famous Failures.
His take was refreshing and, in my humble opinion, a step above additional articles on the subject which Google chose to rank above his.
One story that really caught my attention was that of Nick Woodman, founder of GoPro.
“Nick Woodman’s startup, Funbug, was backed with $3.9 million from investors. Funbug failed. The $3.9 million was lost. Woodman was devastated and took an extended surfing trip. Woodman wanted to take videos while he was surfing. That led to his next idea – cameras that made it easy for people to video while participating in activities.
Woodman and his girlfriend sold shell necklaces out of the trunk of their car to raise money for Nick’s business. They also borrowed money from Woodman’s parents. GoPro launched in 2002, and Forbes estimates Nick’s net worth is now close to $5 billion.”
When you lose big and lose publicly, it can be a real beast to put yourself out there again. It’s a bit more challenging to fail quietly in today’s post-everything, completely transparent (allegedly) society.
It’s been my experience that failure can be painful (sometimes horribly) while moving through it, but when reflecting back, it’s easier to recognize the blessing and education that was received as a result.
It’s a place from which to build your new path. This new path may be wildly different from where you thought you’d be, but learning from and embracing the process allows us to get clear, refocus and move forward.
If you are open to seeing the new opportunities and people who cross your path from here on out, you can use your failures to push you beyond anything you thought you are capable of.
Kim Peterson is the Founder and CEO of CommonSenseHealth.org. Since 2009, CSH has been helping to establish an online presence while generating leads and sales for clients worldwide.
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