We all fail sometimes. The question is in which direction?
Fail and fall back and never get up, or fail forward, learn the lesson and get going. It’s not always easy since mistakes, lack of judgment and the like can be easy to do and harder to get back up from. The challenge is not to make the same mistake twice. The challenge is to get up and move forward and make a difference in your own life and in the lives of others.
John C. Maxwell wrote an entire book on the subject, Failing Forward, how mistakes are stepping-stones to success, that the not-talked-about, terrible truth is that all roads to achievement lead through the land of failure. So much success from so much failure.
It can happen in all facets of life from health, to wealth, to relationships. The idea then is to not repeat the same mistakes, to take better care of yourself, to take charge of responsibilities and to mend the fences of human interaction, since relationships are the foundation of everything. No one is perfect. Perfection is an illusion, but success is not. The road to richness in life is paved with speed bumps and potholes. The trick is not to fall in too deep, or to get stuck where there seems to be no way out and to get back on track. Trust in the process in business, in family… in life.
It comes from words and from actions. Ideas and visions are wonderful, but there is no substitution for implementation. Even the smallest step is a move in the right direction. What sometimes seems to be the most insignificant activity, the smallest gesture, over time can lead to massive results.
Fail? Then learn. At least you did something, the question you must then ask yourself is was it the right thing? If not, how can you do better next time? Analysis, not paralysis, will lead you to take the next step, the right step. You can’t afford to go back, only to move forward, even if it’s failing forward that gets you to where you eventually want to go.
Keep on the journey.
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Financial Services
The #1 Amazon Best-Seller: It Takes Two. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story
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