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Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence by Erik Qualman

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CHAPTER TENFail Forward, Fail Fast, Fail Better

“I failed my way to success.”

THOMAS EDISON

Often the biggest misstep we can make in life is to simply stand still in hopes of avoiding failure. The cost of inaction, however, is often greater than the actual failure we fear. Postponing tasks or items can cause emotional, financial, and physical strain. If you wake up each morning expecting not to face challenges throughout your day, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. You must assume challenges are coming and, instead of avoiding them, welcome and embrace them. Life would be boring without the difficulties we face on a day-to-day basis, and, in the long run, these consistent challenges will make us stronger, smarter, and better leaders. ...

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