Why Failure without loss of enthusiasm is a key to success
“Success is not a good way to learn. It makes smart people believe they can’t lose.” — About Bill Gates
We find it hard to stay committed to our goals after they are no longer exciting.
I’ve heard many reasons why people give up on their goals, like “It wasn’t meant to be” or “It wasn’t fun anymore” or “Life is about having fun.” The important point is that we can make up any reason in the world not to keep our promises, and there will be proof to back it up. But do we really want to live this way? We hide behind our fears and doubts to make ourselves feel better.
We don’t want to be wrong, so we’ll give up on a goal rather than make ourselves look stupid. Confirmation bias is the tendency to look for evidence or judge information in a way that supports what we already believe. Let’s be honest: it happens to all of us, and the fact that I’m writing this article doesn’t make me immune to it. The key is to be aware and take the right steps so that we don’t get too comfortable and let our goals slip away.
How far we get will depend on what we think about success. They may be unconscious, which means we have beliefs we don’t know we have and look for evidence to back them up, which hurts our own efforts to succeed. I like how author Larry Weidel describes what it takes to be successful: “There are two rules for success: 1. Pay the full price. 2. Pay ahead of time.”
There are a lot of biographies of successful people on the shelves, and the stories rarely have an easy path. Let’s be clear: discipline, hard work, persistence, grit, will, and courage are the keys to success. In his book High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Get That Way, motivational author Brendon Burchard explains why we should keep our attention on the main task and not get sidetracked by less important things: “Remember that the most important thing is to keep the most important thing the most important thing.”
The Pursuit of Success
“Success is not the end, and failure is not a death sentence. What matters is having the courage to keep going.” —Whitney Churchill
When we try to reach our goals, we will almost certainly fail at some point. We will almost certainly want to quit. We will almost certainly have trouble with our minds and hearts. Almost certainly, we will spend all of our time working toward our goal and not take care of our health, family, or relationships. Brendon Burchard, on the other hand, thinks that “a warrior’s destiny is bigger than his wounds.”
Let’s talk about what success means. It can mean making progress in different parts of life. It is not only about material prosperity, celebrity, or global recognition.
In his book The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, Vishen Lakhiani, the founder of Mindvalley, defines success as:
10 Unusual Laws to Transform Your Life and Achieve Your Own Success:
“I concluded that the way we evaluate success, which is solely based on wealth and influence, is not a suitable way to judge life. It’s like trying to sit on a stool with only two legs: sooner or later, we fall. Then I considered the third success metric, which consists of four components: happiness, wisdom, awe, and generosity.
Bob Dylan once remarked, “A guy is successful if he rises in the morning, goes to bed at night, and does what he wants in between. But success is hard to predict. We try to get it because we think it will make us happy.
want it to make up for what we don’t have, and we hide behind money and fame to make up for how scared we were as kids.
We pursue success because we believe it will complete us, bring us joy, ensure our notoriety, and make us into better people. But if we try to be successful for the wrong reasons, we only make our own self-doubt worse.
A sense of direction and purpose
“Sometimes life smacks you upside the head… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness doesn’t come from not having problems; it comes from being able to deal with them. — Steve Maraboli
Author and businessman T. Harv Ecker once said, “It’s bad enough to be a jerk, but it’s much worse to be a jerk with millions of dollars. You can’t help but use your power and money to prove your worth.” In a similar way, what happens to a millionaire’s sense of self-worth if they lose all their money? When professional athletes get hurt, the same thing happens to them: their self-worth goes down, which makes them sad and angry.
They learn to only care about how well they do and forget about who they are as people. I’m not saying it’s their fault, but when it comes to a gold medal, every second counts. We want to succeed for the right reasons and be happy in every way. If you want to solve your problems, success is not the way to do it. If you keep doing it without thinking, it will only make things worse.
From the way the article sounds, you might think I don’t want people to do well. On the contrary, I like being successful and welcome what it brings into my life. It has given me the chance to help other people reach their goals, no matter how big or small. The story of success reminds me of “The Fisherman and the Businessman,” which is told in many business books.
Brendon Burchard asserts that we must have a life plan in order to be successful.
“Be more deliberate about the person you wish to become.” . Think about what you want to do in the future. Imagine your best future self and start acting like that person right now.” Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm, because if we remain devoted to our goals and pursue them with resolve, strength, and courage, our efforts will bear fruit.
Man is changed by success.
It helps him feel good about himself and gives his life purpose and meaning. Success is when the life that flows through us grows. It needs to grow and make new starts so it can find out how creative it can be. It does this by using us as a way to understand its creative power.
Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not the end, and failure is not the end of you. What counts is the courage to keep going.” When we learn to persevere despite obstacles, we may see that each failure we encountered along the way was really a stepping stone on the path to ultimate achievement.