Want to succeed? Double down on failure!

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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia user Ppntori

“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.” – Les Brown

Fear holds people back. Many of us feel we need every detail planned before starting on the road to success –– otherwise we’ll make a mistake. Many of the most successful people in the world have failed many times and don’t hide that fact.

The fastest way to success is to double your rate of failure. Don’t get sucked into paralysis by over analysis. I can guarantee you’ll never be successful if you wait for the stars to align just right before you take action. Adversity and setbacks are normal in any endeavor. If you prepare yourself mentally for obstacles it will be easier to handle them when they occur.

It may help you to think of your journey to success as a road trip. Imagine you’re taking a trip from New York to California without a map (or smartphone) and you’re using the stars to navigate. All you know is you have to go west and south. You’ll make progress each day knowing the general direction you need to travel. But at night is when you’ll be able to use the stars to readjust your course.

You’ll probably get lost from time to time and ask for directions. I’d suggest you do the same when trying to attain your life goals. Seek out mentors and leaders in the field you’re trying to master. There is a good chance, no matter what you are after, that someone has traveled down the same road you’re on.

Again, you should expect to encounter some obstacles but that doesn’t mean you won’t make it to “California.” There might be road construction and you may even have to take a detour, but your goal isn’t going to go anywhere.

Regardless of the best laid plans you never know when and where the detours will pop up. Waiting will only keep you away from reaching your final destination. Take action today and start to make your dreams a reality!

What do you think? Is failure the quickest way to success? Leave your thoughts below in the comments section or reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Mike MacDonald

Mike Macdonald was born and raised in Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota for entrepreneurship and economics. Mike is currently a success coach, and consultant with a vacation club. He specializes in helping people with personal development and motivation and leadership training. Mike also has an extensive sales background and has been in the direct marketing industry for 8 years. Follow on Google +.

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8 Responses to Want to succeed? Double down on failure!

  1. aimannadeem June 16, 2015 at 1:50 am #

    the night i picked her up

  2. aimannadeem June 16, 2015 at 1:51 am #

    better results

  3. aimannadeem June 16, 2015 at 1:52 am #

    reborn as a muslim
    and die as a muslim

  4. aimannadeem June 16, 2015 at 1:52 am #

    remember ALLAH

  5. aimannadeem June 16, 2015 at 1:53 am #

    i hope insyirah forgives me. and i did forgive her. i was mad. im sorry

  6. aimannadeem June 16, 2015 at 1:53 am #

    no debts

  7. aimannadeem June 16, 2015 at 1:59 am #

    pass my 3rd year with ease and able to sit for 4th year. i want to grad with MEng Electrical and Electronics. and all i want is to change my life here in Sheffield. i wasnt happy but yeah im sorry. i just want my GOD. For HE knows Everything. and HE is Lord Of The Heavens. There is no GOD but HIM, and i only seek refuge from my MOST MIGHTY LORD, ALLAH. Thank you Allah. i really didnt know but yeah u know
    sekarang dah sedar akan keadaan ini, MAKA jadikanlah Tuhanku YANG MAHA ESA

    • aimannadeem June 16, 2015 at 2:01 am #

      I submit

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