In this episode, Lorie and I discuss the importance of embracing failure to achieve your ultimate successes in life. And more specifically, how one can willingly move towards failure—and learn to become a better person out of that.
What’s In-Store for You:
We all want success. That’s a fact that I think everyone will agree with.
However, a lot of people seem to take a step back—because they don’t want to fail. And is that good? Of course not.
Remember: Failure is a key ingredient to success. As it is, you should learn to embrace it and consider it as part of the equation.
Now, I’m not saying that you should aim to fail. What I’m saying here is you should not let your fear of failure hold you back. If you fear too much, then you won’t be able to take the necessary action steps that may bring you to your ultimate goal.
Yes, failing can be scary. But that should not prevent you from becoming who you’ve always wanted to be.
So, how do we embrace failure and use it to achieve success?
Well, first and foremost: You need to have the proper mindset…
If you’ve failed before—don’t hold on to it too much. Don’t hold on to the past, because it does not equal your future. Never think that you “can’t” succeed. Instead of letting your past get the better of you—move forward and just take action.
Take note that everyone sucked at first. All the famous and successful people we know have one way or another failed along the way to success.
And did they let their failures hold them back? No. In fact, they used their failures as the motivation to work even harder. They used their failures to become even better at what they do. After all, thinking “you can’t” doesn’t necessarily mean you “won’t.” All of us have what it takes to succeed—it’s all about timing and strategy.
Here’s a friendly reminder: Planning and strategizing is always good. However, once your plans and strategies start to interfere with you taking action—then that can be a problem.
If you plan too much and make it a reason NOT to do anything (in other words: you’re rationalizing your fear), then you are just fooling yourself. In reality, you’re just afraid—and are using “planning” and “strategy” to run away. Honestly, that won’t take you anywhere.
Remember: Every great person out there—from billionaire entrepreneurs, heroes, presidents, the richest people in the world—have experienced failing. However, that did not stop them. Besides, failure is only failure once you stop trying. If you continue to do what needs to be done, you are merely “adjusting” for success. So, never stop. You owe yourself that.
Highlights and Takeaways Mentioned in This Episode
- The main reasons why you shouldn’t let failure affect and prevent you from reaching your set goals.
- The principle of the “carrot and the stick” and how you can apply it in your own life.
- How you can take action—and use the proper strategies for success.
- How to redefine failure and use it as an opportunity to succeed.
- Ways to get over your fear of failure—and use it to boost your mindset for success.
- How you can “visualize” to minimize fears—and to increase your motivational mindset.
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In the examination room, we’ll be discussing a quote that I believe holds true to the topic at hand:
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
- Jim Rohn
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Personally, I think this is all about the journey to success…
Everyone wants to succeed instantly—but fact of the matter is: we need to actually work in order to reach our goals. We need to undergo important experiences and processes in order to become who we’ve always wanted to be.
There are no shortcuts to success. Don’t fear failure. Don’t take unnecessary shortcuts. Have the proper mindset for success—and there’s no reason you won’t reach it. Just take the first step—and you’ll do fine.
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Leave me a comment below. Do you use failure to inspire your success, or does failure use you to hold you back…