Business Goal Setting For Success

SECTION 5.2: RESPONDING TO FAILURE

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"You can measure the size of an accomplishment
by the obstacles you had to overcome.”

It's important to learn how to properly respond to failure; how to learn and grow after experiencing disappointment or tragedy.

The reasons (and excuses) for not living up to one's full potential are all too plentiful for anyone willing to deny any personal responsibility for their present situation.

"There is no luck involved in being successful. By most accounts, luck is a myth. LUCK - is when Optimism and Preparedness meets Opportunity."

It's easy to react emotionally to a situation, or to blame others or your environment, for your own inaction:

Common reasons/excuses for inaction include:

  • It's the way I was raised
  • I was abused
  • I didn't get to go to college
  • I'm an addict or alcoholic
  • The government keeps people like me down
  • The school system failed me
  • My employer always holds me back
  • Times are hard right now
  • I've never had the time or resources

Blah, Blah, Blah!

To react - is to give up control of the situation, and of yourself.

To respond - however, is to empower yourself with the notion that you can recover from anything, no matter how difficult it may be. Whatever the medicine is that you must take to heal the wounds of failure, you will willingly accept.

Winners routinely choose to respond to the medicine, rather than to have a negative reaction to the medicine.

To react, or to respond - let's think about which is the best choice?

True leaders who are committed to responding positively to their failures (everyone experiences failure in their lifetime), immediately disregard the above excuses. Leaders understand that there is one major pre-requisite before achieving any level of real success in the world. They know that the mentality of "self-reliance" is essential to personal and business goal setting results.

Possessing the ability to look inward and take personal ownership for one's present condition, regardless of circumstance, is the sign of a mature individual who will eventually rise to succeed in life.

The sad fact is that opportunity has visited on multiple occasions every individual who would adopt the many excuses for failure. Unfortunately, when one allows himself to wear the "shackles of low expectations", he fails to see opportunity when it might be staring him in the face.

"Self-Helpers", on the other hand, take on each task positively, promptly, and are determined to learn from their mistakes in order to gain the experience that will eventually lead to success.


Success Lesson #12: After Failure, What?

"Defeat is nothing but the first step to something higher."
- Wendell Phillips

A great many people never really discover their best selves until they are faced with ruin or tragedy. They do not seem to know how to bring out their reserve will-power until they are forced by an overwhelming disaster.

Some never find their inner reserves - they simply fall to the floor and give up on life and on themselves.

"Personal and business goal setting is essential for living a life the fullest. Without a clear plan, you may never meet your higher self."

However, tragic events do force many to look inward and to call upon their mental and physical reserves to pick themselves up so that they can move onward and upward to never again find themselves in the same situation.

The real test of character is what a man or woman does after a failure. What will she do next? What resources, what inventiveness, will her failure arouse in her? Will she discover new sources of inner strength and power? Will the circumstance bring out her reserve energies, doubling her determination, or will it dishearten her forever?

To get up again and again, to wrestle triumph from the grasp of defeat is a noble ideal that belongs in your personal and business goal setting curriculum. This one single trait is the main secret of the successful man or woman.

There is no failure for the one who gets back up each and every time he falls down; rebounds like a rubber ball; persists when every one else gives up and who pushes on when every one else turns back.


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Next Goal Setting For Success Chapters

» SECTION 5.3 - Never Enough Time!

» CHAPTER 6 - Beginning From Here

» CHAPTER 7 - The Price Of Admission


"Failures do what is tension relieving,
while winners do what is goal achieving."

- Dennis Waitley








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