You build on failure. Use it as a stepping stone and close the door on the past. Don’t try to forget the mistakes, but don’t dwell on it.– Johnny CashAt some point, whether in school or on the job, we were taught that failure is bad. Many of us were led to believe that if we don’t achieve our goal, it’s time to throw in the towel and find a new (more realistic) goal. We carry that with us into our careers and our businesses. We avoid putting ourselves out there because… what if we fail? Truthfully, playing it safe doesn’t do anyone any good. Our world doesn’t need any more people who avoid taking chances. Our world needs rock stars (in every industry), who push limits, invent new things, and spread new ideas. Will every step be a success? No. But failure is our friend. Failure is feedback.