Ever failed at something?
I don’t know about you guys, but I have failed heaps of times. But I’ve also tried a lot, too.
Relationships, businesses, jobs, friendships, cooking, exercise, smoking, drinking, eating healthy – these are just some of the things I’ve tried, failed at, learnt a lesson from and then tried again. We’re all not perfect, we make mistakes, but the important thing is that we give things a go and always, always look for the lesson. There is no value in avoiding trying new things through fearing failure, only time wasted.
These days when it feels like I’m in a shit situation, I ask myself, “Is there something I could have done differently?” If there is (and there usually is), I write the lesson down so it’s committed to memory. And I try my hardest to do better next time. I don’t see much as failure anymore. Yeah, it’s taken a while to get to this stage, but truthfully, looking at life this way lifts the pressure off things not working out. And being more accepting of the outcome.
Tony Robbins has been a stalwart in my life for a long time – ever since I did his Personal Power course over 15 years ago. I highly recommend it. This is one of his lessons that has stayed with me over time. It’s amazing what our subconscious retains. Be sure to fill your mind with positive lessons; you just never know when they’ll come in handy.