A few months ago I purchased Robby Slaughter’s book, “FAILURE: The Secret to Success.” About two weeks after getting the book, I lost it. I pleaded with Robby to give me a free copy of his book as I was the “epitome” of failure since I lost my first one. He said no.
He never conceded to give me a free copy, but I am pretty happy about that. As Robby explains in his book, the success of failure is learning from that particular instance in which you failed. If Robby would have handed me a free book, what would I have learned? Not a damn thing.
Same principle applies if your son or daughter spills Cheerios all over the floor and you pick it up for them. What have they learned? Nothing, except that you will clean up their messes for them. As Robby alludes to in his book, we all can learn something from cleaning up our own messes.
It’s true! Failure is the secret to success. In order to lose your copy of Failure, though, you may need to buy one first.