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Change Your Mental Model of “Success” and “Failure”
By Richard Fenton
Most people operate with the following mental model:
SUCCESS <== YOU ==> FAILURE
They see themselves in the middle, with success on one end and failure on the other. They do everything they can to move toward success and away from failure. But, what if you reconfigured that model?
YOU ==>FAILURE ==>SUCCESS
Instead of viewing failure as something to be avoided, turn it into a “stepping-stone” on the path to success and gratification. In other words: Success is the destination. Failure is how you get there.
To achieve significant success in today’s world, failure is not just a possibility. It’s a requirement. We must see success and failure for what they truly are. They’re not opposites, but instead opposite sides of the same coin.
[Certainly we should do all we can to minimize failure by learning what we can from books and others … i.e. no need to “reinvent the wheel.” However, neither do we need to wait till we know “everything” before we take action!]
About the Author --
Richard Fenton is the author of “Go for No!” a short, powerful story written specifically for organizations and professionals just like you who must learn how to face failure and rejection to be successful. For more free cutting edge ideas and strategies to help you achieve courageous breakthrough performance, accelerate your success and double, triple or even quadruple your sales go to: www.goforno.com and sign up for the Free Ezine, ROAR!