When Someone Calls You a Failure, Tell Them This…
Do you want to know how many times you have failed in the past?
Hang fire for a moment and I’ll explain. I’ve not lost the plot…
You see, it’s all about the way you look at things. It’s just a state of mind.
When I was first starting out online, way back in 2004, I had zero experience in making a website, emailing, selling, etc. I was your stereotypical newbie.
If there was something that I didn’t know how to do, I had to learn how to do it, There wasn’t anyone standing behind me with help and advice. I learned by trial and error.
But I never failed once in anything that I did.
And do you know why?
If I wanted to know how to set up a WP site, I had no choice but to try and do it. And each time I tried something that didn’t work, it wasn’t a case of failing, it was the process of learning.
I was simply learning what wasn’t working.
And that’s the difference. Each time I wasn’t successful in achieving what I was trying to achieve, I was actually learning. I wasn’t failing. I was learning what not to do.
Each time you try something and it doesn’t work, you’ve not failed, you’ve simply learned what doesn’t work. And as long as you don’t repeat the same mistakes, you’ll be able to use what you have learned to move forward.
The difference between failure and learning is just a perspective, and which perspective you have says a lot about you as a person.
We all have to make mistakes. That’s how we learn.
If you feel like you’re stuck and failing to drive forward, take a step back for a minute. Are you really failing or are you actually learning what doesn’t work?
You will often find what doesn’t work before you find what does work. The key to it is that you have to keep trying. As long as you’re learning each time that you find what doesn’t work then you’re actually moving forward.
Don’t stop. Not ever. Eventually you will get there and you’re always closer than what you think you are. It’s just perception.
OK, I have to head of out the door now as it’s time for the school run again.
Have a great day, with everything that you do,
-Bob a.k.a The Running Custodian – www.runnightlife.com