I love watching the one Nike commercial that had Michael Jordan saying, “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” When observing others success, you see only the results, which can lead to a variety of assumptions: They have the right genetics. They know the right people. They are getting extra financial support. They are more brilliant than I am. Or, they are just plain lucky. But, I believe the opposite is true. In order to succeed you have to experience failure, sometimes over and over again. After all, we are all human. Failure is part of our make-up. In fact, I am a believer that the key to success is startlingly simple: fail fast! As long as you are paying attention to these failures and cherishing them as opportunities to grow, you will begin to see failing as a positive step to achieving success.