You failed… so what?

FEAR OF FAIL­URE IS A COM­MON HUR­DLE WHEN IT COMES TO GOAL-SET­TING. IN­STEAD OF LET­TING THIS FEAR PRE­VENT YOU FROM MOV­ING FOR­WARD, WHY NOT GRAB THAT FEEL­ING BY THE HORNS AND LET IT DRIVE YOU? TIM FER­RISS, CRE­ATOR OF THE FOUR-HOUR WORK WEEK (FOURHOURWORKWEEK.

Nadia - - WELL-THY GOALS -

To be­gin, di­vide a piece of pa­per into three col­umns. Then think of a goal that is im­por­tant to you but you’ve kept your­self from at­tempt­ing. 1 In the first col­umn, write down all the things that could go wrong should your at­tempt fail. Think of the most ter­ri­ble things pos­si­ble. 2 In the sec­ond col­umn, de­ter­mine ways you can mit­i­gate the pos­si­bil­ity of each of those bad con­se­quences from hap­pen­ing.

3 In the third col­umn, think of how you would re­cover from each of the sce­nar­ios you imag­ined and wrote in the first col­umn.

As Fer­riss told busi­nessin­sider.com.au: “You come away from that ex­er­cise re­al­is­ing, ‘Wow, I was get­ting ex­tremely anx­ious and all worked up over some­thing that is com­pletely pre­ventable, re­versible, or just not a very big deal.'”

Re­mem­ber that your fail­ures can be step­ping stones to your suc­cess. In­ven­tor James Dyson said, “I made 5,127 pro­to­types of my vac­uum be­fore I got it right. There were 5,126 fail­ures. But I learned from each one. That’s how I came up with a so­lu­tion.

So I don’t mind fail­ure.”

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