February 7, 2016
"DEFEAT SHOULD MOTIVATE YOU"
No one likes to fail. Whether it’s at work, in sports, or in another area of your life, failure is painful – and it can also be costly in terms of time, money, or both.
Failure is a normal part of life. If you never, ever suffer
a failure, then you’re probably not pushing yourself to your full potential.
Often, it’s only through failure that we eventually meet with success.
DON'T GIVE UP
There are many individuals throughout history who have pushed through rejection, failures, discouragement and seemingly impossible odds.
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”– Michael Jordan
Don't give up. You'll never know what could have been if you stop trying.
One of the most important skills we must learn if we want to be happy is how to take responsibility for our choices and recalculate. Otherwise we usually repeat the same mistakes again and again wondering why this is happening to us, often blaming others,
To take responsibility for our own actions does not necessarily mean we take full blame for something. Perhaps a more helpful way of thinking about taking responsibility is to call it ownership.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert Green Ingersoll
STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP
Owning your mistakes is not the same thing as beating yourself up for them. Taking responsibility helps you grow and learn. Beating yourself up just makes you feel guilty and ashamed.
“ There may be people that have more talent than you, bu there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do
RECOGNIZE YOU HAVE BLIND SPOTS
People have blind spots too. Once you recognize what yours are, you can be more careful and not take stupid risks. Understand that many people have been defeated but didn’t give up.
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Napoleon Hill