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My Greatest Failure? Is There Such A Thing?

My Greatest Failure? Is There Such A Thing?

I'm not sure that being a "failure" is necessarily a bad thing.

I got a D- once on a report card (stupid Geometry Theorems!), but I got through it.

I "failed" as a Rock Star.

There are even times when I look back over a situation with my kids and briefly think, "man, I'm failing as a parent."

Then I snap out of it.

I was never going to be a Mathematician.

I made a CD back in the day, but how many people actually make it BIG?

As for my kids, I think they got a pretty good dad, if I do say so myself.

So, this failing thing...

There's a saying, "fail early and often," and in some circumstances, I believe it's 100% correct.

Sure, you can fail. But if you learn from it, and grow as an individual, is it truly "failing?"

 

Eric Michael, Real Estate Professional
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Northville, MI 48167

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Comment balloon 17 commentsEric Michael • June 25 2013 03:31PM

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I agree Eric, I just wrote my blog for this and, I think that we don't fail until we give up and accept failure.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) almost 5 years ago

Bob, you said it a lot simpler than I did. Thanks, Pal.

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) almost 5 years ago

Eric, I wrote in my post that they are not failures they are Life lessons.

Posted by Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate, Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties (RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales) almost 5 years ago

All failures are a learning tool for ourselves. Have great evening.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) almost 5 years ago

Helen and Larry, that's correct. (please leave a clue as to which one of you made the comment)

Sussie, they are. Thanks, you too!

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) almost 5 years ago

From any failure comes great life lessons.  It is only a failure if you accept defeat.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) almost 5 years ago

It's only failure if you let it be.  Otherwise its a chance to learn a lesson, even if it's a hard one and not do the same thing again. 

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 5 years ago

Eric- I've changed paths when something wasn't working for me, but I'll be damned if I'm ever going to fail.  Now back to the CD?  Seriously, who knew.  And why didn't I know this before?

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 5 years ago

You did not fail as a rock star in my book Eric................

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 5 years ago

Eric -- I agree with Cindy Jones' comment -- it's only a failure if you believe it is and you don't learn from it -- with failure we can never truly appreciate success.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 5 years ago

I'm with you here Eric.  "Failure" is just a learning experience unless we quit.  Quitting is failure to me.                          

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) almost 5 years ago

Eric, We all have things go ways we don't plan.  My believe is it's okay to make mistakes, just don't make a habit out of repeating the same ones over and over when there are so many new ones to try out!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) almost 5 years ago

Looks like we're all pretty much in agreement. If we stumble, but get back up and learn from it, it's not a failure. Failure only happens when you give up.

Thanks!

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) almost 5 years ago
The greatest successes have the most amount of failures. It takes practice in failures to make a success.
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) almost 5 years ago

Failed as a rock star?  Man, I want to hear more about that.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 5 years ago

I just wanted to say I failed as a Rock Start too! But I can play a mean Air Guitar! Got the moves down too! Have a great Sunday!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) almost 5 years ago

Cheryl, you're right about that!

Chris Ann, I actually recorded a CD a while back. I did all the vocals on it. I never got a copy, but my guitar player still says he has it "somewhere."

Sussie, thanks! You, too.

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) almost 5 years ago

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