There is no fool-proof way to avoid failure completely but I’ve learned how to minimize the impact and likelihood of it and increase my chances of success!
So, it used to be that when I thought I had a great idea or goal, my mind would get overwhelmed with trying to figure out…
- How do I do this?
- Where do I start?
And/or I would lose my way when my heart would tell me…
- I can’t do it.
- It’s not gonna work.
- I don’t have what it takes.
Or worse, I’d quit altogether because…
- Maybe I’m not worthy?
- Maybe I don’t deserve it?
I realized that there was this struggle going on between my heart, mind and spirit?
So, I had to figure out how to get them in sync; how do you get your heart, mind and spirit to agree?
First, have a conversation with your heart;
- What do I desire?
- What do I deserve?
- What brings me the most joy?
This will help you set a goal that you’re passionate about.
The second conversation is with your head & mind.
Ask yourself …
- What do I know about this thing?
- What don’t I know?
- What am I willing to figure out?
This will help to get a picture of how hard you’re going to have to work to make this thing happen and whether or not you’re actually up to the task.
And finally, have a talk with God.
- God, is this Your will or is it being driven by selfish intentions?
- What GOOD will it serve?
This will help you to make sure that your intentions are sincere and ensure that there is a purpose bigger than yourself involved; and as far as I’m concerned, there is nothing more important than this!
Take the time to have this honest dialogue and if you can get your heart, mind, and spirit to agree on
- What to do & why?
- How you’re going to do it and if you have what it takes to get it done?
- And finally who it will benefit?
…then your success is almost guaranteed!
As you move forward, that there will be difficult moments and it is during those times that you’ll need to remind yourself of the difference between failure and disappointment.
When and if the time comes, choose to be disappointed when things don’t work out the way you expect.
Disappointment is a temporary state and will soon pass but latching on to a sense of failure can feel permanent and keep you from trying again.
Realizing this was an important Aha moment for me…start with these things and begin the conversation!
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