Don’t Let Fear of Failure Slow You Down
The great inventor, Thomas Edison said, “If you are not successful, fail more”.
If you want to be more successful, then you have to fail more, plain and simple.Too many people out there look at opportunities and push them away. “Well I tried that, and it didn’t work”.
Yeah, I have tried a lot of things and they didn’t work. But I did not go and find
a place to hide my head in the sand afterward.
How Hard You Try is in Direct Proportion to How Much You Want it.
If you want to do something, ask yourself, “How bad do I want this?” What are you willing to do to get it?
I have listened as people have told stories such as: “I tried to get a job there once, but they didn’t hire me”.
OK – so try again and again and again. If you really want to work some place, keep trying to find a way in.
If you keep trying you might just get there, if you stop, you are assured of failure.
If you are trying to get into an account and not having success, then take all you have learned and try another way. I use to sell computer services to Fortune 1000 companies. It is a long sales cycle.
But the key is, you do not stop because one thing didn’t work. You keep looking, driving, trying, failing and learning. Time after time when I got in I heard the same comment, “you have been so persistent, I just had to give you a shot.”
Or, how many have heard this one, “I tried to get a book published once, even sent it to 3 publishers, but nothing”.
Yea, so how many publishers are out there?
Do you now how many best sellers were turned down time and time and time again before they got picked up?
I love the Rocky, Sylvester Stallone story.
Down on his luck, almost no money left, Sylvester got an offer to sell his screen play for Rocky for $125,000. He turned it down because they would not let him play Rocky.
You are Your Greatest Asset
Now, here is a person with almost nothing left, but self-confidence.
He held out and did finally get a deal, less money in the short term, but the star role and a long and successful career.
Stick to what you want and go for it. Then watch what happens.
You have to be willing to fail. Life is full of opportunities. Stop giving up before you get to your goals.
This article contributed by Many Nowak.
Manny Nowak is America’s Number One Expert in Taking 6 Figure Businesses to 7 Figures and is speaking at the September 8th, 2014 Small Business University event. Learn more about this even and Small Business U