When you set your goals for 2016 did you include any goal for your failures?
I know it sounds crazy and while you’d probably not set a goal to fail, the thought brings up an intriguing question…
Do you have a fear of failure so you only set goals that you know you can achieve? Fear of failure is normal. I mean, come on, we were all raised with the belief that the opposite of success is failure. But, that’s not true! The opposite of success is not failure; the opposite of success is not trying or giving up. That’s failure.
When asked about failure at Google, Peter Norvig, research director said, “Failure is inevitable. We just try to fail faster.”
That’s such a great perspective! If you set a goal to fail more often and faster, there’s a good chance that the impact of a potential failure won’t be that great and you will have built up a strong resilience muscle.
When you ask successful people about failure, they will tell you that they see failure as feedback to change course of direction.
Here’s what you do next time you experience failure: First, make a note about what you learned from the failure, get excited about what you just learned and move forward quickly. Second, see yourself as an awesome risk taker and an unstoppable force! You just proved it by experiencing failure and moving forward fast.
The context to come from is: My life is supposed to have failures!
Giving myself permission to fail unlocked self-induced shackles and rocketed my next level of living. Last year I rented out my Florida home and traveled all over Europe and America to write my book, Slay the Dragon and to work with my Life Matters Teams. This year I sold that Florida home and moved 3000 miles west to the California coast. I experiened faliures and disappointment with these two goals. But with my new perspective of failure, it didn’t matter how many challenges I experienced or if I failed with either of those goals…
LIFE WAS CALLING and I chose to answer!
What about you?
Are you willing to stretch what’s possible ~ even logical ~ for you this year? That stretch into the illogical is where I invite you to go! Look at your new year’s goals and add a few more that are improbable, illogical and will most likely fail. You just never know what seems improbably or illogical to you today (with your current mindset) is just what the future you knows is reality and logical for you tomorrow.
The ONLY way to usher in a new level of results is to usher in a new level of thinking. Take the cap off your thinking. Give yourself permission to get comfortable with failure and success will get comfortable with you.
Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.
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Lisa Jimenez helps people break through fear and self-limiting beliefs to get into ACTION and achieve their goals. As an author, international speaker and business coach, Lisa teaches people how to retrain the brain and create the mindset they need to build a successful business and life.
Her best-selling books, Conquer Fear and Don’t Mess With the Princess are published in seven languages and her latest book, Slay the Dragon debuted in September. As a business coach, Lisa is best known for her Rich Life Mastermind Retreats where she takes her clients to exotic cities around the world for a total immersion experience. For information on her next Rich Life Mastermind Retreat in Geneva, Switzerland email Lisa@Rx-Success.com
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