25 Apr Are you making excuses or creating success?
I recently read a book by John Maxwell, Failing Forward. John states “There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is only one way to be a loser and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure.” What I know about life is you can make excuses or you can create success but you can’t do both. Theodore Roosevelt put it this way, “He who makes no mistakes, makes no progress.” In today’s society, excuses are an everyday occurrence. People say they want to lose weight but don’t have time to go to the gym. Maybe a co-worker didn’t reach their goal and complains they didn’t have the resources needed. Even our children make excuses for doing poorly in school. If you listen, you will hear excuses all around you.
The reality is that without failure, there cannot be success. If you personally are not failing, then you are not stretching, learning and growing toward higher levels of success. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, early in life received some wisdom from a mentor in the Real Estate Industry. Darren asked him the secret to his success. His reply was to fail. In fact, it was to fail faster, and bigger and this would create massive success. Darren took his advice and became highly successful in the real estate industry in his early twenties.
Today, stop making excuses and start creating more success. You can do this by accepting the failures and mistakes and learn from them. This will allow you do it differently and better the next time. Remember, fail bigger, fail faster, fail more and you will create that success sooner. The excuses only make you feel better temporarily, but they stifle your progress to learning and creating success.