It’s funny how often advice about startups can be applied to life itself. Take, for instance, Ben Horowitz’s THE HARD THING ABOUT HARD THINGS, which explores the inevitable challenges and difficulties of launching a startup.
One thing that Horowitz observed is that the best CEOs are good advice-givers because they have experienced both success and failure.
The knowledge that comes from navigating a challenge, whatever the outcome, isn’t something you can learn from a textbook. Failure in particular is always instructive. While it might not seem that way in the moment, the ability to learn from failure will set you on the path to becoming a powerful leader and mentor.