When Failure Leads to Success

Sometimes failure is the best option.

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Candace Dixon-Horne, general manager at Hog Radio, explains why failure can sometimes turn out to be the best thing to happen in a given situation. 

“Sometimes what seems like your greatest failure can wind up, in hindsight, being the best success,” she says. “In your darkest failures, realize there's always been something better on the other side and just try with all your might to really focus on that.”

Watch the video to hear Candace share a time when one of her failures led to her success. 

TAKEAWAYS
- View failure as an opportunity to try something new or different.
- Don’t allow for complacency to close the door on new opportunities.
- During times of failure, be encouraged that it could lead to your greatest success.

    So sometimes what seems like your greatest failure can wind up, in hindsight, being the best success. It really opens your eyes because what you thought you wanted so badly, when it's taken away, you have to naturally regroup. You have to all of a sudden be like, “OK, well, plan A didn't happen, and what's down this other road that I hadn't even really noticed or looked at?”

    I had been passed up for promotion, but it opened my eyes to when I got a call to change where I worked. I was open to that opportunity, and I might not have been because I was passive and complacent and perfectly happy. But by taking the chance, it led me to such a happier place and such a better place to really thrive and put my ideas in place.

    It seemed like a failure at the time, but it wasn't at all. I was so, in hindsight, relieved almost, like I feel like sending a thank-you note for not, you know, I think it's the Garth Brooks song "Unanswered Prayers." And when you really listen to those words and you think of like your high school crush or all these things that you thought were so ideal, and so you want to be content personally, but you also always want to be open to opportunity. And in your darkest failures, realize there's always been something better on the other side and just try with all your might to just really focus on that.

    Candace Dixon-Horne

    Over the last 21 years Candace Dixon-Horne has worked with local businesses to customize marketing messages, ad campaigns and budgets to help them grow. Candace served two corporate radio groups in Northwest Arkansas until December 20...

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