All successful people know that failing is part of life. Someone once said, “The granite block in the path of normal people, is a stepping stone for the great.” I don’t believe in failure, just results. You can learn more from a loss, than from a win. As a tennis player, I don’t mind losing, because I know I can improve from what I have learned. Most players/people focus on winning, and when they don’t win, they become depressed. If you learn from your losses, you will not only improve, but you will prevent the negative thoughts. Remember, it’s the journey, not the results.
Colonel Sanders was rejected over 1,000 times before he sold his chicken recipe. Someone asked Thomas Edison how it felt to fail thousands of times before he invented the lightbulb. He said that he DIDN’T fail, he just learned thousands of ways to NOT invent the lightbulb.
“Don’t look where you don’t want to go.” It’s very difficult to think about two opposing thoughts at the same time, so think about the positives and you won’t think about the negatives.
Homework: Next time you fail, look at what you did wrong, make your adjustments the next time you do it and you will succeed. Remember, it’s not how many times you fall down, it’s how quickly you get back up.