Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Failure is your friend

It's not that successful people have failed less, it's actually the opposite. They have failed more because they have tried more. Yet they have learned to bounce back quickly. To learn from their failures and therefore use them to their advantage.

"You miss 100% of the shots you never take." -- Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Great

Fear of failure holds so many people back. They are paralyzed. Tell me how one can grow if they stay in the same place? When you try more new things you discover more new things. You learn more and become more. When you try something new, you go down roads you otherwise wouldn't have and see turnoffs and opportunities that you wouldn't have seen if you stayed where you are. So it's better to error on the action side. I've heard it said that "towards the end of your life, you don't regret the things you did as much as the things you didn't try." The things you didn't do out of fear. The chances not taken. Who could even imagine the possibilities if you would have taken those chances. Stepped out of the boat in faith. Who knows, maybe you would have been able to walk on water. Miracles happen when you move out in faith. Maybe you could have started that business in spite of fear. Asked that girl or boy out, in spite of fear. Whatever it is, the greatest rewards usually lie behind the walls of uncertainty. It's faith that will break through those walls. Many times you will be surprised at how many times you will get a yes, if you only ask. Don't let fear defeat you before you even ask. So move forward from this day forward with a new optimistic attitude. An attitude of faith and expectancy. Choose to look for opportunities and decide to take chances and go for the things that you really want inside. You can have fear, and still decide to move forward anyway. When you do, you will discover how fear begins to take a back seat and faith takes the wheel.

Blessings -Rob

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