“It ‘s real simple. If you never give yourself permission to fail, you’ve never really given yourself permission to succeed.”- Lisa Nichols
Do you want to succeed? If so, give yourself permission to fail.
To give yourself permission to succeed means to allow yourself to try new things, to explore new territories, to experiment with new things, and to make mistakes without the fear of failure in mind.
As you know, as I know, as we know, success is the product of multiple failures. According to James Altucher, the secret to success is disappointment. For instance, look at how many times Thomas Edition tried his “Light Bulb” experiments, but after multiple failures, his name is now ingrained in the history of successful inventors. Winston Churchill said, “History is written by the victors.” And, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Nobody succeed in their careers without being enthusiastic about their jobs, or what they do.
Let’s dive deeper into what it REALLY means to give yourself permission to succeed. So, What does it REALLY means to give yourself permission to succeed?
- It allows you to keep trying, even in the face of doubts
- It means to remove fear and doubts from your mind. As you know, in order to succeed at what you do, or in life, you have to first remove fear and doubt from your mind. As Edward Deming, an American engineer, once said, “Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures.” When you put fear first, you will get the wrong results. But if you embrace any task with a strong conviction that you will succeed, you will succeed. Robert Collier said, “Your chances of success in in any undertaking, can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”
- It means to be hopeful. As Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a Russian novelist, said, “To live without hope is to cease to live.” You have to be hopeful if you are to succeed. Hope will serve as your source of energy. When your energy is down, you refill with hope.
- It means to never, never, never give up, as Winston Churchill once said. Don’t quit. Quitters never win anything. You are closer to your dream than you think. If you want to be a winner, never quit. To quote Winston Churchill again, “If you are going through hell, keep going.” I will add to that: “If you are going through tough times, keep going.” You are almost there. Margaret Thatcher said, “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” When you think you are losing your battle, think about how many times Abraham Lincoln failed before he became the president of the United States of America. Think about that! It is inspirational. Isn’t it?
“If you are going through tough times, keep going.”
If Abraham Lincoln can do it, you can do it, I can do it, together, we can do it. By not giving up, you have given yourself permission to succeed. You will succeed.