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High Hopes Part 3 - Pitch Perfect

In my countless hours binge watching movies on Netflix, one thing that I’ve noticed is that America just loves a comeback story, and we can see this time and time again with blockbuster films like Gladiator, Rocky, and my favorite, Pitch Perfect 2.

Now, If you’re unfamiliar with Pitch Perfect 2, there are two things you need to know.

1: Go watch it

2: The movie’s plot is strikingly familiar, where something terrible happens to the champions, crashing them to the bottom.

But through the power of friendship, determination, and a-capella, they rise to victory and success. But what most people don’t understand is that failure is actually necessary for success.

Forbes states in an article on May, 2015, that “We never learn to move out of our comfort zone if we don’t overcome our fear of failure.” Business Week backs this up by reporting that in 2018, the most progressive corporations sought out new employees that had a record of both failure, but then success. And that’s because someone who has overcome failure has gained irreplaceable knowledge and the unstoppable perseverance born from overcoming hardship.

This theory where failure is a component to success is taught in countless business-related programs in both high school and colleges across the world. But more importantly, it can be applied to virtually every scenario that we face.

I have learned so much while helping the EQ Smart+ team develop their newest tech product - ACESO. It hasn’t been smooth sailing by all means, and we all have stumbled many times. But we’ve found unique ways to overcome the different challenges we faced. At first, it seemed there were a mountain of issues we wanted to address, but we slowly found solutions to those challenges one by one. In the end, we launched our Kickstarter campaign, and we’ll see what the future brings. Both how do we overcome our fear of failing, what’s the secret? Well, let me tell you.

To Be Continued...

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