TopicPlan Your Future Today
Step Eight: Fail forward fast. Tom Peters, the management Uncompromised Life Review guru, says that in today's business world, companies must fail forward fast. What exactly does he mean by that? He means that the way we learn is by making mistakes. So if we want to learn at a faster pace, we must make mistakes at a faster pace. The key to all this is that you must learn from the mistakes you make so you don't repeat them.
Although we all make mistakes, fear of failure doesn't have to cripple you. You can overcome, just keep going, changing your strategies and continuing to move forward. As self-help author Susan Jeffers says, "Feel the fear and do it anyway."
Seven time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong will attempt to become the oldest winner of the 2009 Tour De France race in the name of cancer awareness. The big question is, will Lance succeed in his attempts to win the race and more importantly find a cure for cancer.
What is Lance doing now to succeed? Lance is currently training on the bike and focusing on specific things such as stretching, diet, technology of cycling and team strategies. In a recent interview Lance stated that although he will be almost 38 when he starts the tour next summer, he feels like he is 25 again. He said that he feels motivated and more inspired than he has ever been to get back to the bike and work hard to make all the sacrifice it requires to be competitive.