“The most important thing in life is to stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will”. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.” ~ Charles Dickens
Common sense tells us we should stray away from failure as we tend to associate it with pain, when in actuality if we changed our thinking, our successes would grow exponentially. I was fortunate enough to learn this at a young age mainly through sports as it taught me how to put probabilities into a life applicable perspective (say that three times fast). In basketball if you make a little over half of the shots you take, you are now a super star. In baseball if you connect with 30% of the swings you take, you become a hall of famer. However in life most have the expectation to have a 100% success rate and when there is 1 setback, we tend to get down or give up because of 1 miss. By living this example from sports, one is able to continually fail their way to success. Focus and celebrate the daily “hits” of life as opposed getting down on the “strikes”.
Todays Challenge: Look to fail today. Find something that you’ve been hesitating on doing to break through that fear. If you’ve been wanting to write a book, a screen play, or even a song, do it and write with the expectation you’ll throw it away, you just may surprise yourself.