Are you afraid of losing? Does it control decisions you make in your life?
I see this frequently with students who work with me. They are always worried about making the right choice and being correct at all times. And it’s no wonder since this was taught to us in school about always having to get the correct answer and then reinforced for 12+ years of education. This length of training makes this particular challenge one of the heaviest chains to break to achieve your success.
The counter-intuitive part of success is the only way to achieve it is to step outside of your comfort level to do new actions. New actions lead to more failures since the action is new to you. Since failure is part of creating the ultimate success, when you choose to let the fear control you even starting an action, you inhibit the natural success process.
The key is to accept failure as part of the process. Know it will happen on your journey to your goal. All you can do is evaluate what created the failure when it does occur and create a different plan of action.
Remember how many time Thomas Edison failed in creating a filament which worked to light the first electric light bulb – over 10,000. He viewed it as knowing over 10,000 ways to create the wrong filament and just kept on testing. In our lives, the story of the electric light bulb turned out to be one of the largest success stories because of the effect it has had on all of our lives.
Get comfortable with failure just being another of the steps on your road to success. Keep on failing to keep on succeeding.
Do It Different!
The Maverick Millionaire
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