Failure Is Good!

You can never be an expert the first time you try something new.  On the road to achieving greatness, failure is part of the process.  Never forget this!  It is said that Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before he finally invented the light bulb.  What if he had stopped sooner or at 9,999? We would probably still be in the dark ages, fumbling around and falling all over ourselves, trying to light our candles.

Not giving up and not giving in to the doubters and nonbelievers is what separate those who do it from those who just talk about it.  We all know talk is cheap!  The winners are the ones who step on stage, day after day and night after night.  They are willing to die, before they give up or give in to fear and doubts.  Like Edison, leaders fail countless times, but they NEVER give up.

Fear is a natural reaction when trying something new, however we should never let fear stop us from achieving our greatness.  Being an ELITE leader, requires sacrifice, resolve and hard work.  If it was easy then everybody would be elite.  Going the extra mile and doing whatever is required to reach the finishing line is what winners do all day. Anyone can be a winner.  The simple formula is “Don’t quit!

Staying focused on the goal and not listening to friends and sometimes even relatives could be the best thing you ever do.  On the road to greatness, life happens.  Never listen to anyone who tell you “it can’t be done”. The limitations and fears of others should not determine your level of success.  If you want it bad enough, YOU can make it happen. YOU could be the one!  Success comes about not by chance, but by fierce determination and unstoppable persistence.  Never give up and never give in.

History is full of successful people who decided to ignore the pessimists.  I am sure people thought the Wright Brothers were crazy. Neighbors, friends and even family members probably said, “Those fools are trying to act like birds!”

Einstein reportedly did not talk until he was four and did not read until he was seven.  Some experts disagree on the specifics of when he reached those milestones.  However, from what I have read about him, most experts agree he had learning challenges in his youth.  Look where he ended up!  To quote RAKIM, “It’s not where you’re from. It’s where you’re at!”

From time to time, my daughter surprises me when I see how adept she is when it comes to operating her iPad.  She is able to do things I could never do and it makes me proud. The inquisitiveness of youth is a blessing, especially when there is no one to tell a kid what she can’t do.

Failure leads you closer to success, every time!  Just keep moving forward andNEVER get sidetracked by the distractions of life. Fail fast if you must and bounce right back on your feet because you have work to do. The road to greatness is not paved, but YOU have the right to be successful! Absolutely!