Failing To Succeed

I have failed to succeed on more than just one occasion, but that is not the point of my story. I guess failure is best determined on how one measures success. I once was a V.P. in a start up firm that did well in obtaining large contracts, but we forgot the small day to day funding contracts. We went out of business due to lack of cash flow. I learned from that failure. Lesson: have cash flow or die. I later partnered with an associate and started up a small company, and despite some bad decisions, like renting a store front that incurred overhead, we were in the black and profitable. My business partner was a nice guy. He was a great salesperson, way better than me, but he was really nice and liked helping people and he liked it when people approved of him when he helped them. That was okay, but when he started working for free our business started tanking and eventually tanked. Multiple Lessons: 1) you are in business no freebies and 2) make certain business partners are in for business reasons.

So now I am back being a bureaucrat with in the government to pay my bills, but I am saving money to try another business plan. Will it succeed? I strongly think so or I wouldn't try. I've learned from past mistakes. Perhaps I'm crazy, but I simply can not accept the idea of working for someone else forever. I want to work for myself. I have this insatiable drive and passion that's probably borderline insanity to accomplish this goal, but I simply can not walk away from the idea of being my own boss or at minimum working with a group of people who are trying to start something up. So I am failing to succeed or another way to say that is I am failing my way to success. Inevitably I will succeed. 

lockpick lockpick
31-35, M
1 Response Feb 11, 2010

Wish you all the best. I hope you will be the next zuckerberg :)