You can’t have success without failure: What business owners can learn from Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and JK Rowling – SmartCompany

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No success without failure : AmerExperience Business Success Stories Collection

Success example Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and JK Rowling

No success without failure : AmerExperience Business Success Stories Collection

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You can’t have success without failure: What business owners can learn from Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and JK Rowling

Author Sabri Suby:

KING KONG FOUNDER SABRI SUBY. SOURCE: SUPPLIED.

Look at the history of any successful person, and you’ll spot a bloody trail of failures dotted behind them.

Sir James Dyson went through 5,126 failed prototypes over 15 long years, before finally hitting on one that worked. As he told Entrepreneur in 2012: “Failure is interesting — it’s part of making progress. You never learn from success, but you do learn from failure.” 

Before he went on to lead Apple to earth-shattering success, Steve Jobs was fired from the company he co-founded. He’d overseen a line of product failures, including the Lisa and the Apple 3, and was eventually ousted over an argument with the board. 

Walt Disney was fired by his newspaper’s editor because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”

JK Rowling was rejected by 12 publishers before finally finding one who would publish Harry Potter. Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school three times.

Their stories teach us an important lesson: that in order to be successful, you need to fail multiple times. If you’re not failing, you’re not smashing the boundaries hard enough.

These famous failures are embedded deep into the public consciousness, but there’s a serious problem. When we try to apply those stories to our own businesses and lives, we can’t seem to come up with a plan of attack. Even using examples of mistakes from our own lives, we seem to find it painful to look back and learn from them.

Why? Well, first of all, our approach to happiness is completely out of whack. Our society is obsessed with the hedonic approach to wellbeing, which sees happiness as attaining pleasure and avoiding pain at all costs. We’re constantly trying to chase that positive emotional high and avoid any kind of pain.

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Success example Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and JK Rowling

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Lassi Pensikkala is the creator of AmerExperience.com. He writes regularly providing thought leadership on topics related to Travel, Golf, Business, Health, and Lifestyle. You can follow him on Twitter @amerexperience or connect on Linkedin. You can read his business and travel magazines on Flipboard @amerexperience Expertise: International Travel And Business Expert Creator of AmerExperience.com - Education: Studied International Business in Business School of Turku Finland, and Economy, Psychology and Sociology at the University of Hamburg graduated as MSc(Econ) - Language skills: Multilingual - English, German, Spanish, Swedish and Finnish - Life philosophy: 1959 and the 60’s were the golden times of Rock’n Roll, student movements, and first flight to moon. The nordic people were free to travel in the Scandinavian countries including Finland. No passports or travel documents were needed. The freedom still today is the most important for the Scandinavians from that epoch. Freedom is to travel, learn to know new countries and other languages, and meet different people and cultures. He wishes the new generations would have the same possibilities experiencing all that what makes you feel free, and building a strong personality. -

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