“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~Thomas Edison
Today’s Frequently Asked Friday is deceptively straightforward: How can you stay motivated after repeated failures?
First, let’s get a “right perspective” on failure. Is failure the opposite of success? Absolutely not! Anyone who has ever succeeded has failed along the way.
Think about Thomas Edison and his fabled 10,000 failures before he refined and invented the lightbulb. Was he wondering how to stay motivated? No! Every time he failed, he felt one step closer to success.
Whether in business or any area of life, “failure” isn’t the opposite of success. Failure means energy and effort was put toward a goal, so the experience is valuable. The real danger is hopelessness.
But what about motivation? Think about your motive. As Tony Robbins said, “If you have a big enough why, you can always find the how.”
Listen in to hear about using failure as a stepping stone to success, figuring out if your why is powerful enough, and how to adapt when your goal needs some recalibrating.
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