I am a big, fat, hairy failure!! Like many other successful people out there, that is entirely true. To achieve success, you must and will fail, regular and often, and then, once you get the hang of certain things, maybe not so regular and often. Michael Jordan has made a very famous Nike commercial about what a failure he is, (insert eye roll) driving this point home very nicely. I think failure is kind of a harsh word. I choose to think of it as ‘Plan B’ and the point here is…there ALWAYS is one.
I challenge anyone to give me a scenario where there is not a Plan B. Some wise cracker may say death, and to that I would say, that’s actually when my party starts…much better than a Plan B so no, death does not even count. But for purposes here, we are not talking about death, we are talking about life, and how people respond to road blocks, criticism, rejection, etc.
I can’t say that I’m one of those people that is emotionally driven or motivated by those things. I mean, some people claim ‘it makes them want to work that much harder!’ I claim it makes me want to knock someone’s teeth out. But what it ALSO does to me is throw me immediately into thinking and planning mode. My brain starts going, like I mean, keep me up at night going, to try and figure out a solution. I’m just wired that way, in every single area of life. I’m sure it drives some of my loved ones crazy. Now I do realize that not everyone is wired that way. But that’s OK. Because when it comes down to it, it’s a choice. Now, if you’re not naturally wired that way it may not keep you up at night, and that’s not actually a bad thing. But there is always a way around, a solution, a compromise, a different path, another option…ALWAYS!!
I encourage anyone and everyone to start with little things but to start none the less looking for your Plan B's! DO NOT take no for an answer. Just don’t. If you’re starting a business, writing a book, baking a cake! I made cookies today with no eggs!! Why? Because I had no eggs!! And because there is such a thing as Google!! That’s really what this is all about…Google, it makes all things possible. No, but seriously, start training yourself to think this way, it might not even be Plan B, it might be Plan Q or R…but there always is one!!
(What does this have to do with Body Food? Absolutely nothing J But it’s still a great lotion!)
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