What Successful People Know
No one likes the feeling of failure, that lead rock deep inside your gut weighing you down. And for a long time, I was afraid of failure. This was because I didn’t understand what successful people know.
What successful people know is that failure doesn’t have to be the worst thing. It doesn’t have to ruin us or break us. In fact, the incredibly beautiful fact about failure is that it is as much a part of success as hard work, as talent, as passion, and drive. Failure is actually a huge piece of the success puzzle. It’s just that most people never recognize it. The sooner we realize that failure is just one part of the road to success, the sooner we can learn from our failures, get back on track, and grow. This is what it means to have a Growth Mindset.
After reading “Mindset” by Carol Dweck I was amazed at how differently I was able to look at failure.
To see failures as opportunities for learning, the chance to stretch and grow. To know that it’s okay to make mistakes as long as you get back up and try again. The road to success doesn’t end with a success or a failure. The road to success is full of failures that allow you to learn, grow, and eventually reach success. What failures can you look back on and embrace as part of your journey to success?