Turn Your Failures Into Stepping Stones    

Failure is far more common than success. Scarcely anyone reaches a goal without running into obstacles along the way. Some of the greatest achievers in history endured multiple crushing defeats before emerging victorious. Sadly, far too many people never manage to find their way through challenging conditions and fulfill their true potential.

Fear of failure is one of the leading paradigms, or thinking patterns, that stand in the way of achieving your dreams. We reflexively tend to see failure a sign of personal inadequacy.  To avoid this painful situation, we’re willing to do almost anything, including giving up entirely on our most deeply cherished goals.  

We can’t change facts, but we can shift our perception of them and make them work to our advantage.  Circumstances are neutral – we assign value, good or bad, to them. Failure isn’t inherently a bad thing. It certainly has no bearing on your self-worth or your ability to succeed. If you fail, it doesn’t mean you will never reach your goal. It merely means that what you already tried, didn’t work. Failure can actually be a positive learning experience that helps highlight a better path to take.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” Don’t let the fear of failure paralyze you and keep you from living your best life. When you can see setbacks merely as opportunities to correct course, you transform every apparent failure into a stepping-stone to success.

To Your Success!

Margery

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