Why You Should Spend Your Life Making Great Mistakes

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“Failure is a man-made circumstances. It’s never real until it has been accepted by man as permanent.”- Napoleon Hill

“Failure brings a climax in which one has the privilege of clearing his mind of fear and making a new start in another direction. Failure proves conclusively that something is wrong with one’s aims or the plan by which the object of the aims is sought.”– Napoleon Hill

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”- George Bernard Shaw

“Admitting to a mistake is just another way of saying you’re smarter now than you used to be.”- J. Lyman MacINNis

When you make mistakes, be proud of it. You have done well. You are now smarter than you used to be. When you make mistake, don’t beat yourself up, be happy. We learn by making mistakes. We grow smarter, wiser, bigger by making mistakes.

If you want to grow, let mistakes be your friend. Mistakes are ways to check ourselves, to check what you think you know, to check your plans, to check your aims.

It is better to live a life spent making mistakes than to live a life without results. You learn from your mistakes. You grow by making mistakes. You don’t grow bigger in life by staying away from making mistakes, from failing, from disappointments.

Know this: “If you are not making great mistakes, you are not trying.” Make mistakes, learn from them, and you will grow bigger and smarter.

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4 Things Successful People Do That Unsuccessful People Don’t Do

Successful people know what unsuccessful people don’t know.

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In the words of Colin Powell, “There are no secrets to success. It is a result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Success is not about material possessions. Success is about you and how you conduct yourself. How you do your daily business. What is success to you is not success to the next guy.

Success comes to those who attract it. If you attract success, if you do the right things, if you work hard, success will visit you, too.

The question here is: “Why are some people successful?”

“Why are others not so successful?” What are the secrets?

Is there any secret to success? If there is, how can we find it?

What is it that the successful people know that the rest of us are missing? What did they do that made them super successful?

Are they doing what the rest of us are doing? Or,

Are they doing something differently that the rest of us are not paying attention to?

Let us look at some of the things that successful people are doing right that the rest of us are missing.

Successful people are courageous.

Successful people are courageous people. They are scared of the unknown, but they never stop pursuing their dreams. They don’t allow fear to stop them from achieving their dreams. They know that without courage, nothing will happen. They look fear in the eye and keep going. They never stop moving.

“Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”- Baltasar Gracian

Successful people embrace mistakes.

Successful people know that without mistakes they are not going anywhere. When you make mistakes, it shows you are learning. It shows you are progressing. It shows you are doing the right thing. Don’t be scared to make mistakes. It is part of your journey to success. Embrace it. Learn from it. Move on.

“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.”– Plutarch, Greek Roman biographer

Successful people know what they want.

Successful people know what they want and how to get it. It is easier to succeed if you know what you want. If you know what you want to achieve in life, it is easier for you to go about achieving it. But if you don’t know, you won’t know how to get it. Know what you want, assess the situation, plan, take action, and measure your progress. If you don’t like your results, change what you are doing.

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”– Seneca The Younger

Successful people trust themselves.

Successful people trust themselves, even when they don’t know what they are doing. They believe in themselves. They believe in what they are doing. Success starts with self-belief. If you want to be successful, YOU MUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. Self-belief gives you courage, confidence, hope, and determination to pursue your dream. You must believe in yourself if you are to succeed. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will believe in you. No matter what you are going through, don’t make excuses, just believe in yourself, and you will be a victor.

“Trust in what you do, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.”- Natalie Goldberg, Zen practitioner

To be successful, you must do the right thing. You must work hard and smart. You must look fear in the eye and say, “I am a winner.”

So shall it be!