Do you believe in yourself?
Life has its ups and downs for each one of us. Losing is a part of everyday life. At times you can get beat and other times you will be recognized for doing your best; that is all part of life's true gifts when we take them as lessons and learn from them. I honestly believe we can truly fail in life only when we quit. If we never quit, then we never fail! What a simple approach -- think about it. You have the ability to empower yourself each moment of each day and to improve in all aspects of your life. I call that coaching yourself towards your greatness.
Half the struggles in life are about learning how to choose your battles wisely and to remain vigilant and persistent in doing so. The winning strategy here is not to “win the proverbial war,” but to win at what you do best and not give up in the act. Margaret Thatcher, a one-time Prime Minister of Great Britain once said that you might have to fight the battle more than once to win it, and that is not only a challenge to you but a fact in life. I cannot begin to imagine how many wonderful feats would not have been accomplished had it not been for the tenacity and determination of those talented individuals who created some of the lackluster tools that we now take for granted. Alexander Graham Bell could never have fathomed the routine use of his telephone, nor could he have ever foreseen the branches it would take in its expansion toward wireless communications. But it was his many struggles to create something new and innovative that led to what we have today. He never failed to coach himself because he believed in himself. Do you believe in yourself? It did not happen overnight, and it was not an easy feat – but his vigilance and persistence paid off in the end because he was continually working to empower himself towards the vision he had.
Another fine example of overcoming failures to live a purpose-filled life was a teacher by the name of Anne Sullivan. Had Sullivan ever conceded to her misgivings of trying to teach a deaf and blind girl, there never would have been such an inspirational story of going against all odds to do the seemingly impossible…but she did. Sullivan was convinced to use persistence and willpower to help develop one of the fondest motivational and heart-touching stories of all time: Helen Keller; who subsequently went on to writing and publishing 12 books, among pursuing several other lifeworks. Anne Sullivan never stopped coaching Helen because she believed in her abilities. Her persistence and desire to empower Helen Keller bore great fruits. You, too, can bear your greatest joys if and when you are willing to coach yourself and discipline yourself.
Of course, there are many other success stories throughout the course of history. I would not have enough days in a lifetime to tell you about those who went on to overcome failures to succeed at what they did best.
Do you believe in yourself enough to refuse to fail in life? Have you given up on trying to succeed or have you become weak and decided you want to give up on yourself? I want you to empower yourself and pray for courage and strength because you deserve to reap the benefits of your labor. To survive means that we must live to fight another day. If we no longer have reason to rise above the human condition and circumstance, then we have not begun to live at all. My challenge to you is to look within yourself to discover your hidden talents so you too, can manifest prosperity, happiness and a purpose-filled life. Failure is not a curse word, but a blessing in disguise. It is through failure that we learn to humble ourselves. It is through failure that we learn what not to do and what precisely it is we need to do in order to succeed. Failure is in virtue, the defining thread of life that enables us to see our shortcomings and discover our potentiality.
If you believe you will fail, surely that will be the case. But the same holds true for those who believe they will succeed. When you plant the seed of fortune in your mind and spirit, you begin to manifest blessings that have long awaited you. As we grow, we learn from our mistakes. In Walt Disney’s “The Lion King,” Rafiki swats Simba on the head with a stick. He then says to the young lion cub that the past can hurt, but that he can either run from it or learn from it. In order to conquer your future, you must first forgive yourself and release your past. Learn from your failures and move forward with your head held high and with persistence and determination in your heart. You too, can manifest a prosperous and joy-filled life once you understand that past failures are not for you to carry, but from which to learn and to discover the true essence of you and who you intend to be. Tell yourself this often; coach yourself towards your greatest joy.
There are no real “failures” in life, after all – only valuable lessons to be learned. How we perceive our disappointments is half the work. How we react to them is the harder part of the lesson.? It is time for you to let go of those old wounds and hurts. It is time for you to re-evaluate the choices you have made so that you can make the right choices from this moment forward. You can no longer fail in life because as long as you never quit, you are destined for success…and that, my friends, you can take to the bank.
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