Friday, January 13, 2012

Every Failure is a Success

Seriously, I may be a little eccentric, but hear me out. Every time you FAIL, you have SUCCEEDED.

There are several reasons for this. The first, and most important, is that there are MILLIONS (or more) people on this earth that REFUSE to fail, and while they may avoid outright failure in many ways, they also fail to see the value in failures, even though they've still been successful in several areas like - not giving up, being stubborn and perservering.

Then there are others, maybe you're one of them, who have failed many times, maybe even hundreds of times. These people may not revel in their failures, but they don't continue to beat themselves over the head for a fear of failing. They allow themselves to give in, and because of that, they successfully allow themselves to accept each failure.

If you're the first type of person, who is unable to fail, then congratulations, you've successfully been able to run away from complete failure, and you've successfully reinforced your fear of failure.

If you're the second type of person, who has failed countless times and accepted it, congratulations! You've succeeded at failing, something many people have a hard time doing.

Now, for those of you in the first situation, with a fear of failure. I am curious to know if you might consider attempting to become even more successful at failing. It's not as scary as you might think, and you might find that you'll become even more successful in your life when you've successfully let go of your fear of failure. It's quiet freeing, or so I'm told. =)

As for the rest of you, you successful failure you! It's you're turn to add more success to your record. Though I'm not going to suggest you try to succeed at failing, because you're already great at that. What I want you to consider, is what you know about failing, especially in contrast and similarity to success. Can you take a magnifying glass and scrutinize everything that happened before, during and after each failure?

If you can do these things, no matter what type of success or failure you've achieved, then you'll be better able to get H.I.G.H. anytime you need to, because you'll understand just what you did to get into either position, anytime you want.