Yes, you just read that statement correctly! Failing forward is a beautiful part of life that we must experience! John Maxwell says "fail early, fail often, but always fail forward."
I am a HUGE risk taker. I love adventure. I love the thrill of the chase. I love pushing the limits. My husband shares in my adventurous nature, but tends to be more gun shy on the risk taking...especially when it could result in an epic failure.
People like myself tend to make a TON of mistakes, however, people like myself tend to be very successful as a result of those mistakes.
People who learn the beauty of failing forward embrace these 10 principals:
Failure is just a temporary set back.
The more you fail, the better you get.
Embracing adversity becomes a regular part of life.
The value of what you want to achieve, outweigh the risks you take to get it.
If you are not failing, you are not moving forward.
An "expert" still realizes how much they need to learn as a result of their continuous failures.
We do it scared. Fear may not be absent, but it's not driving us either.
We don't take failing personally.
We do not have regrets; we have extremely valuable life lessons.
We provide inspiration to those who watch our failures to chase their own dreams.