EVER fall off your bike when you were learning to ride?
Ever mess up when learning to parallel park?
Ever bake a cake that sank in the middle?
For the gamers out there, how many times did you die on that level before you finished the game?
YOU KEPT TRYING, RIGHT?
When we’re developing new ideas, when we’re running a business, when we’re learning new skills, ‘failing’ is part of the process. It’s part of life. It’s normal. It happens to all of us.
SO WHY, WHY, WHY DO WE BEAT OURSELVES UP AND QUIT SO EASILY?
Imagine if you’d done that when you were learning to speak and walk!
Keep going. Keep adjusting. If you fall over, work out why and do it differently next time.
Whenever you feel like giving up, remember:
It’s the stumbles that teach us how to balance.
It’s the naysayers that teach us to find self belief within.
It’s the people who try to push us down that teach us to stand tall.
It’s the ‘mistakes’ along the way that teach us to modify and improve.
It’s the losses that help us appreciate the victories.
You are not ‘failing’. You are learning to succeed.