Most Failure Is Not Final And Is Needed For Growth

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Piano PracticeI remember growing up taking the weekly piano lessons and practicing every day. Your failure early on is frustrating cause you hit the wrong notes and don't quite have the whole song down correctly. But

    Most Failure Is Not Final And Is Needed For Growth

In our real estate careers and in our personal lives there is MUCH trial and lots of error till we get better. Practice makes perfect you know, so don't let your mistakes along the way embarass you. I remember early on with brand new clients I struggled to even get the key out of the key box on a door. You feel stupid, as a freshly minted agent, but you get past it. Baby steps you know.

 

KEEP PRACTICING and have confidence that tomorrow you will be even better than today... YOU the concert pianist!!

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Doug Rogers
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Suggested. These days there are plenty of opportunities for failure, and lessons to be gained from such experience...

Jan 29, 2012 06:48 AM #1
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Sara Homan
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It is a very sad thing that people can only deal with success.  The reality is that we learn how to succeed by changing the things we did that caused us to fail.  Great post!

Jan 29, 2012 06:49 AM #2
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Suggested.  Gary simple yet so profound.  Passing this one along my friend.

Jan 29, 2012 06:58 AM #3
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As you rightly point out - the key is to learn by our mistakes and not be afraid to make them.  Of course, if we can learn from the mistakes of others, that helps as well.  That is one of the benefits of forums such as ActiveRain.

Jan 29, 2012 07:05 AM #4
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Hey Gary, goood positive boost to build confidence.  I remember learning to play saxophone in fifth grade. Boy it sounded awful at first, but when I got to ninth grade, my practice had paid off.  Best of success to you this year!

Jan 29, 2012 07:07 AM #5
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Failure is a tough way to learn.  However, the lessons we learn from trial and error are lessons well learned and will help us to do better in the future.

Betty 

Jan 29, 2012 07:09 AM #6
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Woltal - I want to hear you play "Chopsticks".

Jan 29, 2012 07:40 AM #7
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Peggy Wester
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I agree but I do wish there was a point in our lives where we knew all we need to know and failure is no longer necessary. :)

Jan 29, 2012 08:16 AM #8
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Sharon Lee
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I concur with Peggy.  I also must need LOTS of personal growth.

Jan 29, 2012 08:30 AM #9
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Laura Cerrano
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Hey Gary, love this post and will be re blogging..thats all I have to say about that :)

Jan 29, 2012 09:16 AM #10
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Gary, you have to put the glass into the fire to shape it. :)

Jan 29, 2012 09:16 AM #11
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I would agree that failure is always needed for growth!

Jan 29, 2012 09:34 AM #12
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Gary, Good message on motivating forward despite setbacks.

Jan 29, 2012 10:42 AM #13
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Sharon Tara
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You always have just the right thing to say, Gary!  This could really make some young agent feel much better!

Jan 29, 2012 11:45 AM #14
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There is no better way to show learning than to show failure.  It is a hard lesson, but one usually remembered.

Jan 29, 2012 01:35 PM #15
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Mike Yeo
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Great post, Gary. Everyday is a learning opportunity. Learning is how you become better.

Jan 29, 2012 02:50 PM #16
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Connie Goodrich
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Even when we got the tune down pat we still need to keep practicing because we can get rusty again!  Very nice analogy!

Jan 30, 2012 12:43 AM #17
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Great photo to go with this post. Practice makes it perfect that is for sure. Just like blogging daily.

Jan 30, 2012 09:22 AM #18
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''Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.'' ~Winston Churchill

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