Sara Blakely

Words of Wisdom: “Failure Is Not Trying”-Sara Blakely

Had to share these great Words of Wisdom from Spanx founder and CEO Sara Blakely today!

Growing up, Sara’s father celebrated his children’s failures, knowing that failure isn’t in the rejections or missed marks. Failure is really just not trying! And that helped to redefine Sara’s outlook on failure from an early age. Yeah, she might find that she’s horrible at some things, but she could always at least say she tried. Sara no longer looked at the idea of failure as a bad thing, but, instead, as a learning experience. “Once you redefine that for yourself and realize the failure is just not trying, then life opens up to your in many ways,” Sara revealed. 

Check out Sara’s powerful message below!

Life is filled with failures. There will be so many times things don’t go the way you planned in your business or building your brand. There will be a lot of rejections or no responses. However, the real failure comes when you don’t even attempt something out of the fear of failing! A lot of people don’t take risks or go after their true dream out of fear. It’s understandable, but where does that get you? That only keeps you stuck right where you are!

So commit yourself to simply trying. Go after that dream. Start that business. Re-brand. Apply for that job. Try recording that podcast. Audition for that role. Whatever it is you want to do, go for it! You never know where you’ll end up. Nothing beats a failure but a try!


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