There is a lot of weight placed on the word failure by the majority of people.
And it's people themselves who have adorned it with a negative stigma.
Failure can become a weight, or it give you wings. It's all how you receive it.
The truth of the matter is that failure is only temporary defeat and yes, there's a difference!
Failure is achieved when a person gives up trying.
Temporary defeat is achieved when a person takes what didn't work and reworks it in another way, and then another way, and continues to rework it until he/she achieves success.
This is true of toddlers in their 1-2-3-4 year old stages where they have many temporary defeats and have no idea about failure. They just keep reworking their temporary defeat until they get the desired result.
Reworking things like…
… pulling themselves up after falling down from taking their first steps…
… rebalancing themselves…
….rebuilding blocks that fell…
… getting that spoon in the little hole in their face without spilling all the food…
… the list is long.
We could stand to learn a lot from the little people! Entrepreneurs… take note!
This is also true of entrepreneurs who are also learning, discovering, and developing their skills. Along the way there will be temporary defeats, that's life.
The only difference between a toddler's success and an entrepreneur's success is that the adults have been both self-taught and others have affirmed that failure is a bad thing and quitting is the answer.
Well, the only true way to fail… is to give up on yourself! Have you ever seen a toddler give up? NO! And you never will!
When you give a temporary defeat a name like 'fail', what you've actually just done is quit. You failed because you quit. You want to get in a habit of reframing your temporary defeats so you can win!
I want to encourage you to think about all the things you've ever thought you failed at in life and reframe them.
Failure is a dead end word. Temporary defeat holds power!
Do this exercise….
I want you to think back in that moment of so called failure and imagine now, rather than quitting, you did something different.
Imagine you made a decision that you would be unstoppable and whatever it was, you'd keep at it, you'd get better, you'd rework your plan.
Imagine now after keeping on, that you did accomplish what you set out to do in the first place.
- Feel that power.
- Feel that pride.
- Feel how excited you are.
- Feel how happy you are.
- Feel how much it was worth it to keep picking yourself up, one more time, and another time, and another time. You did it!
We feel that for our toddlers when they finally take off and walk. You, like them, can finally take off in your business and have the life you dream of.
You can do it.
You can do it!
Yes, you CAN do it!
NEVER Give up on Yourself or your Dreams
Don't listen to negative naysayers and self doubts. Be bigger than all those. Want it more than that.
Plant your decision in concrete to win even if it takes longer than you ever imagined.
And… truth is, making money in your home based business isn't that hard. It simply takes believing in yourself and getting going taking the steps to make it happen. That's all. Decide you want success and then just go make it happen! You can do it!
Here's some quotes from various individuals on success.
Vernon Sanders observes,
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
You know that true! I smiled when I heard that. It seems most of life is just like that doesn't it?
Proverbs 28:19 reminds us
A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance.
We must acknowledge what didn't work so we can press on and go back at it again toward the success we desire and a deserve. It's fabulous that temporary defeats doesn't mean the end of the story!
The death of your dream will not happen because of a failure, but rather from indifference and apathy. The best way to go on after a failure is to learn the lesson and forget the details.
Did you know that 99% of success came as a result of temporary defeat?
Yes! So guess what?
1) If you have tried your hand at entrepreneurship and deemed it a failure… you're normal and right where you should be.
2) When you get up again now reframing the word failure to that of temporary defeat, you are putting your armor on to win the game!
Time To Reframe Failure And Get Back Up
If you've been thinking about starting your home based business but for reasons of fear of failure you haven't, I encourage you to take charge and get started.
Decide what you want to do and just do it.
Get the mentoring, the resources, the tools and community support you need because you can't do it alone. That I know for sure. And I also know that there are a bazillion great home businesses that offer these things I've just mentioned.
Put your past failure to the side, gear up with the new reframing of temporary defeat and press on. Go win the game and grab a hold of your dreams. You deserve it.
Yes, it will take commitment and hard work, but I know you're up for it. And you know that nothing ever worth while like success… crossing that finish line, comes easy. You've got to work for it.
David Bly said,
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted.
Plant your seeds, do your work, pull the weeds and you will see your harvest!
But here's the fun part… visualizing your future. Know that it's on it's way. You can have what you can see and visualize for yourself. This journey can be the best ride of your life!
Leave your comments as I always love hearing from you, and hearing your thoughts and ideas and opinions. Have a blessed day!
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