Failure & Forgiveness: a Necessary Part of Success
Failure is on the road to success.
Generally, failure is when you quit. If you keep persisting, you fail your way to success. On the road to winning, you have to lose a lot. Winners have lost more times than losers have.
Most people today are losing because they fail to persist. They do not try hard enough or long enough to make something work.
Trying Hard Enough
-Are you splitting your attention and capital between too many persons or efforts? Do you have a side hustle? What about your main hustle?
-Double down on what’s working. If you found something that’s already working for you, it’s making you a little bit of money or it’s allowing you to progress toward your goal work harder on that. Stop trying new shit. If you got something that’s actually working, is paying you money, it’s helping you progress, it’s introducing you to the right people do more of that. Life is not so complex.
-Are spending too much of your time watching other people’s experiences, other people’s memories, other people’s stories, rather than being the author of your own story.
Risk taking is now core to your makeup. You should always be swinging for the fences. You should be doing things that engage a bit of fear and excitement. That will keep you motivated and keep life engaging.
We talk a lot of success and what that takes. What about failure and what that takes out of you?
Understand that not achieving a goal does not mean failure. It means you missed the mark. Success adds up overtime. Regardless of failure keep going and do more. Get out in the world, go outside, stop being all in your goddamn house, on the Internet, on your phone.
MANTRA: What do I have to show for it?
Even if you’re 40, you are young. A young man asked, “Hey, I’m 18 years old I’m thinking about starting the box. Is it too late for me to try it out?” Hell no. I didn’t start boxing till I was 30 years old, and I’m still competitive. So never lose faith in yourself and know that you can always get started. It’s never too late. If you’re 18, that’s better. If you’re 15, that’s better.
Whether you are starting late, starting from scratch or starting from a deficit it is fine. The most important aspect of being successful is knowing how to take a loss like a boss. My question to you is, what will you forgive yourself for?
Example: I made $4,000,000 in the last three years and I have nothing to show for it.
NEXT STEP: Great, that means you know how to earn. You are starting from scratch and looking back over your past is irrelevant except for not repeating errors. However, beating yourself up will only prolong your suffering and cripple your ability to correct the issue. Every time you get mad over your failure, use that as an impetus to take corrective action in the right direction. Do one thing that will add a dollar to your fortune.