Other’s Failures – Ways to Leverage Yourself
The fifth form of leverage is Other People’s Failures. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Man can either buy his wisdom or borrow it. By buying it, he pays full price in personal time and treasure. But by borrowing it, he capitalises on the lessons learned from the failures of others.”
Many of the greatest successes of history came about as the result of carefully studying the failures of other people in the same or similar fields and then learning from them. What or who has failed in your field. How can you learn from these invaluable lessons?
You will discover that truly successful people who genuinely wish to support you will share not only their successes but their failures as well. Pay close attention to their stories. This is often where the true gold lies.