Failure or Learning Experience?

Plan to Succeed

Have you ever heard the term “fly by the seat of your pants” when doing something? Are you someone who must plan everything in your life? No matter how you do things in life, having a plan is essential to success.

If you start a business without a plan, what do you think will happen? Do you know what you will do? Who you will do it with? What is your product or service? Where will you do it? You get my point! These are crucial questions to have answers too. The answers can make or break you.

What if you take a trip from the east coast to the west coast? How will you get there? When will you leave? How long will it take? Again, you need a plan.

Everyone on the planet, whether consciously or unconsciously, has some sort of a plan. All the successful people in this world had a plan. Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Richard Branson had a plan. If you look at all these successful people, one thing that you will notice about them is not only did they have a plan, but they also solved a problem. This is the basis for how businesses get started in the first place. Solve someone’s problem with a planned solution.

When you don’t plan, the chances of succeeding are very low. Do you think the bank would give you a loan if you have no way of proving that you can pay it back? Probably not! Think about that the next time you are going to do something.

 

Failure or Learning Experience?

The term “failure” is a very specific term. It basically means that you will not succeed at something. I often think back in my life at what I failed at. Or did I fail? Could it be that instead of failure, it was a learning experience?

In a negative text, you could say that you failed and that you will never do that again and continuously beat yourself up. This sets you up for more failure in the future. You will anchor that belief in yourself and from that point on, you may never try anything similar again because of that belief. This can hold you back in life from pursuing future endeavours.

In a positive text, Look at failure as a learning experience. What did you learn from the experience? Most of the time we will learn what not to do differently in negative situations, which is fantastic for the next venture. This experience will also anchor your beliefs to a more positive outcome.

Remember the next time you don’t succeed at something, chalk it up to a learning experience instead of failure and make sure you plan to ensure your success. Until next time…

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