When Failure Isn’t An Option
Have you noticed that the new in thing is ‘failures are not failures.’ Failures have now become the new learning, the new training for those who fail. When I was in school failing grades was a bad sign both for the teachers and the student’s parents. It didn’t bother me. There were some subjects that I was better in than others. But to the adults in my life, failure meant one thing. I wasn’t working hard enough. I didn’t understand the material. I wasn’t applying myself. etc, you get the message. Today, the message has changed. Failing isn’t an option anymore. Failing is now expected of you if you try hard enough. There’s always declaring bankruptcy and starting over. You can always remarry. You can always walk away and count what money you have left.
For future talk show hosts, failure can mean many things. Not taking decisive action when called upon.
Not making the right decision versus making a bad decision.
Making the wrong choice.
Being taken in by phonies.
The list goes on.
However, the future talk show host
should also realize that failure doesn’t lead down a dark and lonely road. There are plenty of failures out on the internet that tell you plainly that they have failed, but look out. Like the Phoenix, they have risen from the flames. Talk Show Host’s don’t wear failures well. It shows in their loss of revenue. It shows in audience decrease. It shows in less people following you. It hurts when you’re asked to leave because you’re not sharing in the universal approval rating of the station.
How do you as future talk show host avoid failure?
There’s no sure try and true method. Like most people you need to find the cracks and crevices as you march along. If you stumble and fall, make sure there’s someone who catches your back.
It’s called collaboration. It does make a difference. There’s another way, too. Have a contingency plan in place. You know, the plan that your parents, relatives, and boss remind you about every day of your life. Having a plan in place will take off some of the pressure. Why? Because you have a blueprint to follow when all else fails. There’s a small bit of insurance for you so when you’re axed, you don’t fall apart. Your emotions don’t kick in and scream, “You’re a Failure.”
Nope, in my world, it’s called “A Prepared Failure!”