If you are an overnight success, stop reading right now. I can't relate to you, not sure I have anything valuable here for you, and honestly, I am a bit intimidated by you. And I can see you looking at me all side-eyed. This is my story, not yours.
I am excellent at failing, so much so I do it on a fairly regular basis. By some standards, I would be considered an expert at failing. I fail to make all the prospecting phone calls I need to, I fail at being as responsive as I should be with communication. I fail at maintaining a regular workout schedule, a consistent, healthy diet and I fail at getting the proper amount of rest nightly. I fail at telling those I love enough times how much I love them and I fail to listen as closely as I should sometimes when people talk to me.
Because of my failures, rather than in spite of them, I am a success. Each time I fail, just like each time you fail, I have one of two choices. Choice one - I can beat myself up, get caught up in the failure, lower my head, suck my thumb, hide in the corner and feel sorry for myself (sorry about all the drama, but you get my point). Or choice two - I can use the failure to my advantage, learn my lesson, grow stronger as a result and make a promise to myself to use the teaching to become a better me.
I consistently fail, I count on it being in my life and I accept it as a partner, mentor and springboard, helping me to achieve every goal I have ever set for myself. How is your day, week, month going? Have you failed to achieve the goals you had hoped for? If so, I congratulate you on arriving at this point in your journey. Keep your focus, remember why you started on this path, learn your lessons and keep moving. Always keep moving. Achieve this and you will truly be successful.
Failure works for me and I am happy to have it in my life. How about you?