Hurry Up and Fail!
Failure is not the oppostite of success. It's the critical stepping stone TO success.
So let’s talk about failing. Why? Because your fear of it is the reason you’re not succeeding.
You must be willing to fail. If not, then you’ll just tippy-toe around with success like I did. And to be willing to fail, we need to FLIP what we make that terrible word mean.
You may have made “failure” mean bad or loser or embarrassing. And who in their right mind wants to be a loser! No wonder very few folks ever leave the starting gate.
Here’s the sobering truth about your fear of failing. It doesn’t exist; except as a thought. That’s all it is, a thought. Imagine that; a thought is keeping you from having the life you want.
It reminds me of that great big elephant at the circus. That big feller was always contained by that itty bitty rope. In his mind he had convinced himself that he cannot break away.
With each event or circumstance that looks like a setback, you have two choices before you. You can pick steppingstone, or you can pick roadblock. Your pick will largely determine your life’s course. You and I are never the victim unless we choose that role.
I hear your wheels turning. You’re thinking, how can divorce or a job loss possibly be a steppingstone?
When you allow those challenges to teach you and to show you the parts of yourself that need betterment, you’re on the right track. But you’ll need to plant that ego of yours in the backseat while you consider perspectives you may not have ever considered.
It’s time to FLIP IT, my friend! That stinkin’ thinkin’ has been holding you back long enough. Are you with me?
“But success just not in the cards for me.”
Poppycock! You and I and Fred and Alice and Ricardo and everyone else on this planet were each wired with everything it takes to succeed, factory installed! But that thinker of yours has refused to believe i.
IT’S TIME TO FLIP! It’s time to flip what you are making that nasty word “failure” mean.
Failure is nothing but a big stumble. And you know what the best part of a stumble is? Its direction; you’re stumbling forward! That’s right. You will learn far more from failing than you will sitting on that couch finishing off that chocolate cake and thinking how safe you feel.
So, let’s be honest about this. Your excuses for not succeeding (I’m too old, too fat, too poor, too uneducated, too darn sexy) are just a coverup. You fear failure. And if you choose to play it safe and not go for it, then you won’t fail! Genius!
HERE’S THE POWER-TRUTH about success and failure. Great writers have written many bad pieces. Great athletes were willing to lose games and be sent back to the minors. Any successful artist must be willing to starve. Any pursuit of success must be willing to “fail their way to success.” Otherwise the fear of such will keep you tied to the fence post.
- Albert Einstein could not speak fluently before the age of nine. He later wrote, “Success is failure in progress.”
- Michael Jordan came home after school one day in tears because the coach cut him from the school basketball team.
- Walt Disney was fired at an early age when his newspaper employer told him that he just wasn’t creative enough. Imagine, Walt Disney lacking imagination? Bah
Know that success is in the cards for you. You just have to believe it and own it. Flip how you hold failure and the world will become your oyster!
Message me. Let’s get crackin’ toward your success. Life’s waiting for you, my friend!
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I see marriages being healed, dreams and family values being reborn and restored. I see an awakening as folks begin to remember who they are and WHOSE they are. Yes! I claim that vision.
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