Airline Pilot to Entrepreneur to Professor. I’m being asked all the time, “How did you do it?” You were an airline pilot for 20 years, an Entrepreneur/ Private Equity guy 15 years, and now a Professor at the University of Virginia. As I sit here on a beautiful Saturday morning in Charlottesville, VA pondering this question, I remembered a speech I gave about Entrepreneurship and a power point slide I used popped into my head.
How most people think the road to success is accomplished, is you start something, whether it be a business or change of life and you either succeed or fail. What I’ve learned over many years, was the truth actually is you fail, fail, fail then succeed.
The point of this post is to learn not to be afraid of the failure part because it just leads you closer to the success part of life. I’ve seen to many people not try something or stay in a miserable job for years (As I did as an Airline Pilot) because they are too afraid to do what they LOVE.
I would really enjoy hearing from people who have experienced this breakthrough thought pattern and how it changed your life and direction.