Tips For Overcoming Failure
on the Way to Your Goal Realization
Do you ever think about failure when you set a goal? You should. Overcoming failure is something you must become very comfortable with if you are really serious about reaching your goals.
Many individuals who work with goal setting strategies, think that it is a relatively easy process. They think that all they need to do is to create a plan of action, follow their plan, and then they will achieve their goal. Plain and simple -- decide what you want, take action, and then achieve success.
While it sounds great, this scenario is not very like to happen. At least it is not likely to happen with any big goal that is really worth going after. And that is why when you set a goal you should become very comfortable with overcoming failure.
It's Part of the Process of Success
When you were a little child, you were very comfortable with making mistakes or ‘failing.’ Remember the first time you tried to ride a two wheeled bicycle. Did you just get on it and ride it without falling a few times? If you are like most people, you got on the bike and leaned too much to one side and you fell down. Then you got back on the bike and you leaned too much to the other side and you fell again.
You got back on the bike over and over again until you were able to find that magic point where you could balance and stay upright. But you discovered how to do it correctly by learning what not to do. In this process, every time you made a mistake and you got back on the bike, you were really overcoming failure.
When you really think about it, what is failure? It means you tried something and it didn’t work. However, if you learn something from it, then it was really a very valuable lesson. Overcoming failure and continuing to move forward is really the best way for you to realize your goal.
A Big Problem with Goal Setting Strategies
One of the biggest problems with goal setting strategies is that people don’t realize how many times high achievers fail over and over again. These successful individuals don’t set a goal and then get there in one straight line. They take an action, often it does not work, and then they do something different. They are very comfortable with the dealing with problems.
Ray Kroc, the founder of what we now know as McDonalds, had an idea about standardizing the process of making hamburgers and fries. His goal was to find a way to duplicate this process so the quality of the food would be consistent in every McDonalds location. However, he didn’t just decide on this idea, take action, and have it be successful without a lot of problems along the way.
At one point, he was in so much financial trouble, he didn’t have enough money to pay salaries to his key staff. He could have quit at this point, but he didn’t. He decided that overcoming failure is part of the process of achieving a goal. He figured out a way to get around the problem and many others along the way, and that is one of the reasons why almost every one on the planet knows the name McDonalds.
Why People Fail
The main reason why people fail is that they hit a roadblock – and then they give up. They quit! They think that because they weren’t successful with their first plan, it means they really don’t have what it takes to reach their goal. So instead of trying to find some other way of making their plan work, they throw up their hands and give up.
Make Overcoming Failure Your Friend
If you really want to achieve your goal, then get very comfortable with the process of overcoming failure. When you try something and it doesn’t work, learn from it. Then take more action. If it works, that’s great. If it doesn’t work, learn from it, take a different action and continue to move forward. If you do this and keep your eye on your goal, you are almost certain to achieve success. Subscribe to the Spirituality Seekers Newsletter and receive
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