What is the main ingredient needed to be successful? It is to never quit. The only people who fail are those who quit. You may attempt to accomplish something one, two, three, one hundred or more times without the success you were striving for. Yet as long as you keep going and try again, and again, and again, as many times as it takes, you are successful.
Every try at something, even if you didn’t get the results you wanted, has some sort of success tied to it because you’ve successfully learned what doesn’t work. You take the lesson, learn from it and go again. ThomasEdison became famous for saying “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.” This is what it takes, persistence and consistent action.
Embrace the “failures”. Know that you will encounter challenges and times that seem like failures. Welcome them. Know that with each failure you are that much closer to success.
Don’t let a so called “failure” prevent you from trying again. Don’t let even the smallest hint of doubt you may hear in your own mind, stop you. Push through! Try again! If you don’t, it hurts your self-esteem. You feel like a failure when you give up on something.
When the idea or goal you are working towards has a strong emotional connection for you, it will aid you in persevering. If you don’t feel emotionally invested in it, then you probably have the wrong goal. It takes belief and faith in yourself, in what you are creating, to keep moving, to keep trying especially when it seems difficult. You must remain positive and focused. Don’t let a set back discourage you.
When you are working towards a goal, you ARE successful. You aren’t successful when you get there. You are successful because you are on your way there. To get there you will have to learn, grow, work and meet challenges. That’s just part of being successful. The journey may not be easy, yet it can be fun. Love what you are working towards. Anything worth having is worth working for and putting effort into having. That includes the ups and downs, the repeated attempts, the do overs and pushing through until you get it right.
Pele, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest football (soccer) players of all time is quoted saying, “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
You have this dream because you have the ability and the capability to accomplish it. If you didn’t, you would not have the desire. As a result of this journey to reach your goal, you will grow into the person you need to be, the person who is the success you seek.
Whether you are working towards something that takes practice like Pele, discovery like Edison, or whatever dream or goal that you want, keep at it and never quit! Then you will find the success you seek.
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