Am I a failure?
Some people probably do not consider me much of a success I guess because I haven’t made millions in business. The thing is that I have never measured success in monetary terms. Does that mean I am a success after all? Who cares? I have started a couple of ventures, put a lot of passion and hard work into them and enjoyed myself thoroughly. I have learnt from everything I have done and everyone I have met, I have made good friends along the way and I have earned enough money to have the most delicious meals in restaurants all over the world, to buy gadgets I love, to travel, to buy books and music cassettes, cds, videos and dvds and spend lavishly on friends and family whenever I had the dough. What more could one want from life? I am content with the wonderful life I have led and the delightful people I have met along the way. And if, in commercial terms, or in any other terms, other people consider me a failure, I certainly am in good company.
So my message to all aspiring entrepreneurs is: Don’t be afraid of failure! It is the journey that is more important. And if you manage to change the world just a wee bit as you venture along that well-trodden path, consider yourself very fortunate. Not having tried at all would be criminal in my book 🙂
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