Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success
The most important thing if you are an entrepreneur is not to be afraid of failing because failure is part of the journey. My mother used to say failure is not the opposite of success, failure is a stepping stone to success and if you haven’t failed along the way to being a successful entrepreneur then you really haven’t aimed high enough. I know when we were launching The Huffington Post there were many nay-sayers, many who thought that it wouldn’t work. Often when you’re an entrepreneur you are offering something that hasn’t existed yet in that form befre so you’re often tapping into a need that might not even be recognized. Technology has dramatically shifted powerful media giants to consumers and now you can build a brand much faster and The Huffington Post did not exist before 2005 and is now a global brand. Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, these are all new brands worth hundreds of millions of dollars and affecting millions of lives.