I’m pretty sure I’ll never be famous.
I may never accomplish anything of any great significance. It’s very possible that my best days are behind me.
The year ahead, I am quite certain, will be filled with self-doubt, money struggles, lost opportunities and distractions powerful enough to knock me off my game.
I’m okay with all of that.
Because there is one thing I dearly look forward to.
In fact, I want to embrace failure like never before.
I will be trying every idea I have ever wanted to put to the test. Will they all fail? It’s very possible.
But that’s really not the point.
The point is that through it all, I will become inextricably more experienced than I was last year.
I will become phenomenally smarter.
I will be able to say that I am far more experienced.
Each failure will lead me down a path I had not thought about before, and those new pathways, or at least one of them, is bound to be successful. Now that’s an exciting thought!
I will meet more people, and this will enrich my life.
I will be authentically busy, rather than just “using up time.”
I will, in my pursuit of failure, attract new opportunities, new people and new ways of thinking.
Failure is good.
Failure will empower me, motivate me, humble me and lead me.
I didn’t fail enough last year.
And that was a big failure (but only one).
So yes, I do look forward to 2017 being a great year of failure.