Commonly when we look at successful people they make accomplishment look effortless, flawless at times and the world seems to favor them highly. We measure them based on their accomplishment with the lense of the present day but most often what we fail to acknowledge however, is the journey that had to be endured in order to create that success. Far too many times people give up their endeavors because of the setbacks that occur along the way. Successful people on the other hand embrace every experience, good, bad, and ugly with the awareness that in time, persistence pays with wisdom gained from lessons learnt.
Failure and setbacks are built into experience to provide feedback around what works and what doesn’t work, what needs focus and attention and what needs to be further developed. It’s life way of providing feedback and most importantly it’s our ability to move beyond them that determines the level of success we’ll achieve.
If you are too afraid of failure, you can’t possibly do what needs to be done to be successful. I fail far more than you might assume, especially given the fact that I’ve written hundreds of articles, coached thousands of people, and even written a book on forming productive habits, being mindful, and finding contentment despite our struggles.