In the world of business, there are good days, and there are bad days. Good business people will figure out a way to turn even the bad days into positive experiences. And that’s where the idea of turning an accident into an investment comes from.
Think about things that could be considered accidents. There are personal injuries. There are failures. There are explosions between people who are in relationships. And then there is something as simple as missing the bus. All of these accidents or bad circumstances can be turned into an investment of one sort or another.
If you are the victim of a personal injury, especially if it’s not your fault, then you can get compensation for that. Maybe in an accident of some sort caused the pain itself. But once you get money from the person who created this issue, you can then turn that money into an investment. Suddenly you have a lot more money to put into what you’re passionate about. Make sure that your health and safety are your priorities as you recover, but after that, spend the money wisely on things that make you a better person.
Discoveries from Failures
Many failures in business happen as a matter of accident. But the good thing is that from these failures you can discover what would help you succeed. Very few people have one big idea that works immediately and forever. Most of the times there are thousands of failures along the way. But the more times you fail, the closer you are to having a recipe for success. Great business people fail all the time. That is the lesson that you have to take away from accidental discovery – that it is something that you can look forward to and learn from rather than run away from.
Relationships between people are critical. But it may be destined that you and another person aren’t going to get along forever. In fact, sometimes people who are the closest are the ones who explode apart the fastest and most energetically. From the ashes of those relationships, you can figure out how to invest in your future. Business relationships are no different. When you figure out people whom you can’t move forward with, that leads you to a direct path of people that you can.
Missing the Bus
Think of something as simple as accidentally missing a bus. Your plans have gone awry. But in the time between one bus picking you up and the next, you have some time to think. This is an excellent time to invest in yourself. Sit down, slow down, and think about what’s going on in your life. The investment of this kind of meditation is worth much more than being frustrated because you missed a bus connection.