How Start-ups become major players in their industries

By: Malulu Angula

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti. He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to tell all his investors that you messed up an important deal and you have no idea what to do. Your business is on the line and you’re not sure you’ll make it to the next quarter.

Failure is universal. We’ve all encountered it. From failing a test or failing a grade to failing in a relationship – we all know failure and we all know it sucks.

But what about failure in business? Failure that is often public and sometimes involves other people’s money. What do you do then?

First of all, if it has happened to you, we’d like to say sorry and that that sucks. It really does. We’d also like to say – suck it buttercup, you’re down a round, but who cares. There’s still aways to go and you’re slowing down the pack.

By that we mean that failure isn’t final. Okay sometimes it is, if you’re forced to close your business, but even then, that’s not true failure because you survived. Your mind and your skill and your body survived. They are still intact and you are still a beast!

So that means you should take a break like Reagal did in Episode 4 in the flop that was Game of Thrones season 8, do it. Take the time you need to heal.

Failure just means one thing didn’t work. Success means one thing didn’t work, but you’ve taken on the mission to try the million other things that could. So you can be proud of yourself.

There’s a quote by Theodore Roosevelt about who counts and the only people that qualify are those that are “actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming”.

That’s you. You’re in the arena. You’re the one marred by dust and sweat and blood. You are the badass!

So like we said, suck it up buttercup. The world needs your genius. 

So do what you need to do is; Treat yo’self if you must. Think about a week with popcorn and wine a la Olivia Pope in the good times of Scandal, but just remember you have to get back on the horse. Keep that and your end goals in mind.

That’s all we can say about that.

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