A Model to Predict Failure

failureEveryone wants success. But, Success is random, unpredictable, while Failure, in contrast, is certain. If anyone would tell you’ll fail. You’ll.

Not because that person is clever than you, but simply because failure is inevitable, and the road to anything great is paved with soul breaking failures, a lot of personal distress and social stigma.

In his Monday Morning Memo of  March 11, 2012 the legendary marketing wizard Roy H Williams, narrated the certainty of failure. To get my head around the story, I’ve made a graphical representation as below.

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Here are few illustrations of the model :

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(For additional inspiration check out this presentation  on “Startup DNA”, by by Yevgeniy Brikman)

Now, few quotes on Failure to finish this article:

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
― Maya Angelou


“People don’t fear failure, they fear shame.”
Jason Njoku


“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston Churchill


“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist



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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

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