Translation Tuesday | 1.24.17

Every Monday morning, I post a motivational message for the week. Oftentimes, people will follow-up and ask me to interpret it for them and how it can be applied to their life – and with that “Translation Tuesday” was born. Every Tuesday, I will share with you what I believe the Monday Morning Motivation message means for you and your life.


It’s time that we stop thinking of failure as a negative.

In fact, none of us get anything right the first time. It takes a few mess-ups before we can figure how to correct things.

Innovation and success come hand in hand. If you find someone who is successful, odds are they have found an innovative way to accomplish something that the masses haven’t figured out yet. Or they have not allowed any past failures to determine their future. Now contrary to innovation, if you do the same thing, over and over and over again, you’ll get the same results – over and over and over again. But at what point are those same results not good enough anymore?

You can’t be great at anything until you show different results. And I would argue that you can’t be great at anything until you have made some mistakes along the way. Great leaders will try new strategies and tactics, even when they are unsure of the outcome. When you stop being innovative, then your life goes from living to just existing.

Innovation isn’t tied to just the business world and our careers. It applies to our personal finances, relationships and health.

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything innovative.”

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