As the saying goes, ‘tough times don’t last but tough people do’, Chicago Vision thinks self pity is a waste of time and we can learn some valuable lessons from using difficult times as a learning curve and avoiding similar situations in the future. Managing director Matthew Goodchild of Chicago Vision, feels that picking yourself up after a mishap, is the best way to learn from the lesson and it will take you closer to success.
Failure or tough experiences can be very beneficial for the future you and the future of your business, you should analyse what caused the situation to turn upside down and how it could possibly of been avoided. Once you can pinpoint these variables, and you have accepted your mistakes, as the business owner it will always come back to you to fix things for the company. You will be stronger as a person and as a business owner, accepting failure and seeing the positives amongst the web of negatives, is a real characteristic to have. This is character building in its strongest form. Making mistakes teaches us lessons, as entrepreneurs and as people. Most of the great business minds of history are risk-takers, because they realise that they will learn more from taking a risk and failing, than playing it safe.
At Chicago Vision we realise that everyone fears failure, to varying degrees, but research has shown that people who accept and learn from failure tend to fear it less. Each time you fail, you realise your own strength more and more, and it becomes easier for you to recover and get back on track. Managing director Matthew Goodchild of Chicago Vision says, “We do not view failure as ‘bad luck’ but as a fantastic opportunity to reevaluate, refuel and head right back into the fray, knowing what won’t work and what to avoid.” Like they always say, nobody successful ever achieved anything inside of their comfort zones.