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Fail Hard and Fail Fast

We all want to be perfect in everything we do. Whether you're an artist who has been trying to sell their work for years or you're a singer who for years has been trying to get a record contract but haven't had any luck. We must know that at some point in your adult life you will fail at something. One of the greatest quotes about failure that I've ever heard is "FAIL HARD AND FAIL FAST" (I would credit the person but my mind is drawing a blank lol).

What does that quote mean to you? To me it means figuring shit out quickly as soon as you fail.

Have you ever worked hard on something and it didn't work out the way you thought it would? When you figured out that it was a failure what did you do? Did you sit at your desk with your hands over your face sulking in disappointment? Or maybe you ran to the freezer and grabbed a tub of that Oreo's cookies and cream and started going to town.

My friends I have been in this situation many times. Especially with the Oreo's cookies and cream because that is indeed my favorite flavor. So now that you've failed hard what's next? The only think that's next is to FAIL FAST. The first step and best step in failing fast is to get right back on that horse and figure out a solution to your problem. Why didn't it work? Did I work hard enough? Do I need to try something new? Ask yourself these questions and maybe they can help you in some way. You might have some other questions you need to ask yourself, but one thing that you must not do is sit there and sulk just because things didn't go your way. Remember that just because you failed at something that doesn't make you a failure.


Alex Owumi is a professional basketball player and bestselling author of Qaddafi's Point Guard, The Fire Raven series and The Man In Forest Hills. You can view his website here.

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