At the beginning of the month, it was my intention to try and write an article per day for publication at HubPages. I started out strong, but then missed a few days. Now it happened because I was working hard (75 hours in one week) and was in no condition to write after spending so much mental energy at my job. This is my most recent example, but I could point to several other instances when I failed to accomplish goals that I had set before me.
If you want to put it into the context of this blog and making extra money each month, then you only have to look at April’s earnings report to see that I actually lost money online because my revenues declined substantially and I had some bigger than normal expenses.
After these setbacks, it would be easy to just give up and not bother working to make money online anymore. But what good would that do? There is no hope for success is there is no effort at all. By at least making an attempt to write a daily Hub, I have been able to make some progress this month. Plus I am able to learn from the experience and improve my efforts the next time around.
So my question for you is, “How do you handle failure?” Do you learn from the experience and try to figure out what you might do to improve your chances for success in the future? Are you looking at problems or opportunities?
Don’t be afraid to try, nor be afraid to fail!
I have learned so much by actually getting out and doing.
I know that you have probably heard it all before, but it is true. Look at each experience as an education and take away those things that work and don’t do those things that don’t. I would never have learned how to make money blogging if I didn’t at least try. Sure there will be ups and downs, but the general trend has been up.
Ultimately, the way you handle failure dictates your success!