Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
– George Edward Woodberry
I’ve been where you are many times. I’ve had success and I’ve had failures. I’ve also experienced the worst feeling of all just once in my life. The regret of not having tried.
You are here and that is a great start. Now the challenge for you is to select the right path to follow.
I’d like to help with that.
Here are some thoughts:
Rule # 1 – you have what it takes to be successful.
Rule # 2 – Following someone else’s path might work, and it might not
Rule # 3 – It will not be easy but it is not impossible either
Rule # 1
Everyone has value. You have something valuable to offer.
The challenge is to honestly understand yourself.
- What you can do and what you cannot do [skills, knowledge]
- What you will do and what you will not do [temperament, motivation]
- What happens when you meet an obstacle you did not expert [guts, resilience]
- What do you really want [self awareness]
There are many different paths. Lots of those paths include people who will ‘show you the way’. Some of these are extremely valuable paths. The problem is that their job is to sell you on their path. This works if it is the right path for you. My job is to help you find the right path before you make that decision.
Rule # 3
When you look around at the world you live in, you will see successes and failures in others. It is easy to understand the failures. People who just never were able to get moving in a good direction.
Understanding the successes is harder. You see the results, the trappings of success but you rarely see the struggles, the heartaches or even the failures that lead to the success you see.