Life Coach Lesson: Learn to Appreciate the Rewards of Failure
Arianna Huffington says, “we need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions. that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”
Appreciating the rewards of failure is something that sets achievers apart from people who allow fear and self-doubt to stagnate their growth. If you’re feeling stuck, stagnant, resentful or bored, examine your mind and heart. Uncover the places where fear of making a mistake is playing the leading role in your inner drama. Look at it this way: your fear of what may happen is far more disastrous than anything that will likely occur. If you try and results fall short of your expectations, you’ll survive. If you make a mess, just clean it up and begin again.
Fear of failure is your border patrol at work. It’s trying to convince you that the path you must travel to get through what scares you will do permanent damage, be painful and fruitless. The real truth is that not pushing through your fear causes more damage than staying in your safe zone. That’s because fear of failure builds upon itself when there are no victories to knock it down to size.
Your good goals and dreams are awaiting your attention. Make a plan and make your move. Celebrate every step you take. And, if you find things not working out exactly as imagined, modify and continue. Take comfort in knowing that few accomplishments are achieved by traveling a straight line. If you are to succeed in spite of circumstances, you’ll accept that assessing and adjusting are inevitably going to be a part of the journey.
Are you ready to crash through the gates set up by your border patrol? Pick up a copy of my book, LIES That Limit: Uncover the Truth of Who You Are. You’ll learn the secret to recognizing and pushing through any situation where your border patrol is standing between you and your greatness. Paperback and e-reader versions are available at Amazon.com & Barnes & Noble.