Fail Like You Mean It
What am I doing telling you to fail? Well, there’s meaning in my madness. This is what I mean when I encourage you to fail like you mean it:
Dare. Many people have lofty dreams but never get round to giving them a go. They are afraid to fail; some even fear success because of the added responsibility it might entail.
Nothing will happen if you don’t dare; neither failure nor success. Is that really what you want?
Take action. Nothing demonstrates commitment like action. Too often people take only tentative steps in the direction of their dreams; they hold back “in case”.
Nothing changes without action. Jump in and do what it takes to turn your dream into reality. Half-hearted measures yield half-baked results.
Believe in yourself. There are no guarantees. You could put in massive action and still find that you don’t succeed.
Believing in yourself will keep you going even when the going gets tough.
Get back up. You will fail at something at some point in your life. What will you do about it? Will you do everything in your power to avoid the possibility of failure? Or will you jump right in, give it your best shot, and learn from the knocks?
If you let it, failure can be a marvelous teacher, a gift in fact. It will point out where there are gaps in your knowledge, the places where you need to make adjustments, and open up the possibility of doing things differently.
So, yes, by all means fail like you mean it. Because by doing so – by having the courage to go after your dreams – you will have won.