Last week, I talked about the fact that I’m going to be sharing several words with you over the next few weeks that can change your distinction and perception on how to get these words to work for you, instead of these words working against you.
The first word I would like to share today is fail. Most people are afraid to fail. In this case, fail means; first attempt in learning. Albert Einstein failed 10,000 times on one of his inventions. He mentioned that a discovery is more or less the nature of an accident. He, like other inventors, had faith, courage, and persistence. They tried everything. Albert Einstein did not fail, he just found 10,000 ways to have it not work. That’s it! Don’t use the first failure as an obstacle to quit. It’s the first attempt in learning.
Albert Einstein mentioned a few words, faith, courage, and most importantly, persistence. When you have a definite plan, a definite outcome of where you’re going, what you want to achieve, in your business, in life, whatever it may be. You’re persistent in doing whatever it takes because you’re fixated on that definite purpose and that definite outcome.
In a developed persistence, there’s four ways to actually develop persistence. The first is to have a definite purpose backed by a burning desire for fulfillment. Being really clear on where you’re going, what your purpose is, how you show up, and having that burning desire in your belly that gets you up every morning to follow that purpose.
Number two. A definite plan expressed in continuous action. You can’t just have a purpose. You have to have it backed up by a plan, backed by continuous action, consistently taking action steps to follow through, to do what needs to be done for you to attain that goal.
Number three. A mind closed tightly against all negative influences. You need to shut out all the noise, all the naysayers, and get fixated on your goal, on your plan, and have faith, courage, and persistence to follow through, day in and day out, to obtain that goal.
And the fourth is a friendly alliance of one or more persons that can encourage you to follow through on your plan. That’s why someone like me has a profession. Having an accountability partner, a mentor, a coach to follow through, to keep you persistent, to keep you focused on your goal.
So, remember, don’t use failure as something to have you avoid taking action and moving forward. Use it as something to inspire you that you’re that much closer to your goal.
The first word on our journey of words is fail, first attempt in learning. So many of us who are successful have failed 100s, 1000s of times to get to an ultimate success. Don’t use it against you. Use it for you.
COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, professional speaker, and trainer. He is a proud ActionCOACH Business Coaching Franchise partner and the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com