Try, Then Try Again in the World of Success
No matter how good you are, from time to time you’re going to fail. For instance, a new business that doesn’t show a profit as quickly as you’d like.
Or are you buried in tons of task lists, email and junk mail that you don’t know where to start? Do you find that your sanity and your relationships are both suffering?
Perhaps your plan had a few holes in it…
Have you ever watched a baby learn to walk? Or see children learning how to ride a bicycle or skate? They’ll take a few steps or pedal with the help of someone who is balancing them and once they let go, BOOM… they fall down.
A few tears and bruises and they get up and do it again and again until they conquer it!
Ego never gets in the way – it’s sheer determination. If little ones were like many adults, they would just accept that they’re no good at walking or riding or skating and they would stay on all 4’s well into old age.
Now, if you are a visual person like me – the thought of adults on all 4’s is somewhere between hilarious and downright scary!
Fortunately, little children don’t know how to accept defeat. After every failure, they rise up, wipe away the disappointment, make a small change and try again.
Thankfully, we never outgrow that ability… we just forget to use it sometimes.
The next time you face failure or delve into a high-risk endeavour you can use these simple steps to get back on track.
Celebrate what worked
When you fail, it’s too easy to focus on the failure and beat yourself up. Start by celebrating what went well, no matter how small the win.
Negative self-talk is just going to keep you from being your best.
Look at what didn’t work
Write down your missteps or talk it out with a friend or teammate. Figure out exactly where you got off track, made a mistake or should have taken a different direction.
Memorize what went well, and what can be improved upon next time. Bring in new resources and ask for help from people who have done what you want to do. Most people will happily share their expertise with others.
Make a new plan and TRY AGAIN
Now that you know what works for you and what you could do differently, choose a new approach and go for it with everything you’ve got.
Silence the naysayers and be willing to optimize your environment so that you are mentally and physically set up to succeed.
Success is inevitable if you have the right mindset
& you are willing to do the work!
What are the 3 things YOU are going to do TODAY to help you make quantum leaps?
About the Author, Katherine Hartvickson
Katherine Hartvickson is the founder and president of Hartvickson & Associates, Inc. dba Quantum Ascendance. She is an experienced business consultant and success coach. Since leaving the corporate world in 2009, her clients include business owners and other seriously committed professionals and entrepreneurs who want to gain the confidence and skills to break through the barriers of success and achieve their ideal life.
What separates her service from others is her experience in leading large teams and developing top performers in corporate environments and because of this, clients achieve individual & financial rewards and the recognition they earned without sacrificing their personal life. If you are interested in knowing more, she can be reached at www.QuantumAscendance.com.