I will be getting a lot of responses if the objective of this article is to canvass and encourage people to pursue having bad experience. I do not plan to invite the wrath of thousands, but there are bad experiences that some might say were inevitable. I want us to consider the possibility of these inevitable experiences turning out to be something good.
The first thing is that you should avoid having a bad experience wherever you can help it. This can only be possible if you take your time to properly look at your decision making process. However, if you happen to be a victim of a bad experience, you may gain one or two things from the benefits listed below. While this can be applied to any sphere of life, we are concentrating on businesses as well as finance.
You Get To Know Tricks That Others Do Not Know
A bad experience is still an experience and the fact that it is bad drives the lessons into you. One of the lessons is the power to know and recognize the signs whenever it comes around. You may be a victim, but you are now a stronger, observant and more astute victim.
You may be able to tell from a mile off when such an experience wants to rear its head again. This in effect equips you and gives you added confidence, because knowing helps to equip you to fight and defeat it.
It Propels You To A Position Of Leadership And Experience
Bad experiences make you to be knowledgeable and hence confident in that matter when talking or dealing with it. This works to add certain leadership qualities in you and they can become clearly useful to you and others around you. For instance, if you have fought off an alien, you will naturally find yourself in a position of influence if there is an alien invasion.
There are cases where having a position of influence may not necessarily be tied to your success with the matter at hand. It could be tied to your failure, if you are the only one that has had that experience, no matter how bad that experience might be. Therefore, you do not have to be successful to be a leader or find yourself in a position of influence.
You Learn What Not To Do
You may not know what to do, but having a bad experience will definitely show you what you must not do. It will in fact open your insight into several things to avoid, which will in turn give you an indication of the equipment to have around you in order to be a success, if the experience wants to repeat itself. Learning what not to do because of a bad experience reduces your list of possible ways to address a problem. It also makes you very conscious of the other things on that list that you are yet to try.
You will thus spend greater time studying them and crosschecking for errors rather than rushing into them. You will not want to be caught napping so you will not mind spending extra dollars to research and make sure you are on the right path.
You Can Make Money Off It
This may sound cold, but you should remember that we are looking at bad experiences as it relates with your business. You can use a bad experience to make tons of cash. You may have to dig in deep to do a bit of research as it concerns your target market and strategy to adopt but a bad experience can literally be your ticket to the good life.
Bad experiences can be painful, but real financial reward can come out of the depth of that pain. There could be a temptation to lock that bad experience at the bottom drawer and forget about it, this could be counterproductive. Looking at the pros and cons of a bad experience places you in a position of strength not just to help yourself, but to help others in your field for financial gain. Some have documented their bad experiences in business and turn it into cash by means of consultancy and bestseller books
Better Decision Making Process
Your research and decision making process will be greatly improved if you factor in a bad experience. You would have learnt how to recognize red flags and how not to take anything for granted. While experiences are never the same, certain variables may be similar and this will help you to draw a benchmark to measure when to delay on acting on a decision as a form of safeguard.