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th-11Invention requires a long-term willingness to be misunderstood,” says Bezos. “You do something that you genuinely believe in, that you have conviction about, but for a long period of time well-meaning people may criticize that effort, and when you receive criticism from well-meaning people it pays to say — first of all, search yourself — are they right? And if they are you need to adapt what you’re doing. If they’re not right, if you really have conviction that they’re not right then you need to have that long term willingness to be misunderstood.” ~ Jeff Bezos

In addition to the aforementioned quote, please check out the video by Jeff Bezos from 2009…the ideas expressed, in my opinion, are appropriate for businesses of any size and it is my hope the quote and video give encouragement to any entrepreneur looking to launch his/her new, BIG idea.

Followers,  I shared this video because as a serial entrepreneur, I can certainly relate to Jeff Bezos because I, too, have been tested, tried and made better by many of my entrepreneurial failures.

To that end, I’d love to hear from you…how has failure with a new invention, innovation or BIG idea helped you learn, and/or, ultimately WIN?

Please share your stories in hopes of helping someone else who is perhaps traveling down a road that you have already embarked upon.

~Preston Byrd