So every time your shoulders stoop and your confidence takes a knock because of a failure to achieve something you set out to do, remember what Shiv Khera famously said in his best-seller - You can Win.
All great companies measure success by the number of times you bounce back every time you fall down. It is this bounce-back ability that determines success, Khera said.
It is easy to see why Khera is such a raging success in corporate off-sites, a euphemism for leadership training sessions.
Did you know, for example, that Henry Ford forgot to put the reverse gear in the first car he made; or that Thomas Alva Edison failed more than 10,000 times before he successfully made the light bulb work?
Instead of a fear of failures, Edison is reported to have said, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
That is because Edison never thought failure was an option.