Today’s topic is going to be about one of our biggest enemy: failure. The truth is many people would rather die than face any failure. They would rather go to their grave with feelings of regret, than take a risk, follow their dream because they are afraid to fail.
Failure doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It’s not the end of the world, but a lot of people believe that.
People want perfection. They expect the first business they start to be the big one, or the first book they write to be a bestseller. They don’t want to be rejected. They don’t want to hear people say they think it’s the dumbest idea they’ve ever heard. They are afraid to hear the word no.
All this imagining goes on before they even begin. It’s all in their mind. It scares them so they never begin. They’d rather play it safe.
Even if they do begin, they’re so scared of failing that they don’t try that hard. They aren’t giving it their full effort.Then when they inevitably fail, they’ll say to themselves, “see I knew I’d screw up again”.
Maybe they’ve failed before and that memories is still fresh .
No one wants to hear the word “no”. But how many no’s are you willing to hear until you get your first yes? some people stop after the first no. Maybe some will stop after the 3rd. Some never even make an attempt.
Would you believe someone heard the word no 1009 times until he got a yes? It’s true.
I’m going to share with you a list of famous people that most of us know who have changed history, but all heard the word no or failed before they found success.
The people I mention in this podcast:
- Colonel Sanders
- Walt Disney
- Richard Branson
- Mark Cuban
- Vincent Van Gogh
- Theodore Seuss Giesel
- John Grisham
- Steven Spielberg
- Stephen King
- Stephanie Meyer
- Tim Ferriss
- The Beatles
- Michael Jordan
- Thomas Edison
- JK Rowling
- 2008 Harvard Commencent Speech
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