To Fail Is To Succeed
We all make mistakes, but not everyone grows from them.
After attending countless seminars and conferences, one thing I’ve learned is that my perception determines the extent of my growth.
I grew up with the mentality that mistakes are bad and if I make them, this or that will happen. I lived with that mindset until I realized that my mistakes bring me closer to success.
Tony Robbins’ example of teaching a baby how to walk really helped me see making mistakes in a different way. If a baby keeps falling, would you tell him to stop trying to walk and stay on the ground for rest of his baby life? No, you wouldn’t. You would do all you could to help him walk.
It is no different when it comes to achieving your dreams. You have to continue to push yourself, especially when things get tough and you’re making mistakes one after another.
There is a saying that goes: “fall seven times, stand up eight.” Mistakes can be good or bad depending on how you choose to see them. The way we see things stems from our habitual mentality -- how we have always seen and reacted to situations.
I won’t sugarcoat it and say that it is easy to change your habitual mentality, but it is possible and the reward is so worth it.
Be persistent and consistent then, before you know it, you will love mistakes just as much as I do. Here are three ways that have helped me overcome my reaction to my mistakes and failures:
Instead of being stuck on your mistakes, reflect on how you can do it better next time.
DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP -- like I said, we all make mistakes and what good will it do for you if beat yourself up? You’re right, nothing. I’ve made it a rule that if what I’m about to say or think does not uplift me or help my business grow, then I won’t even say or think about it.
Lastly, just because you fail doesn’t mean it is the end of the world -- use the failure as motivation and inspiration to help you succeed.
If you take only one thing from this, I want you to remember that life is a mindset. What you think and how you perceive things will dictate your life either positively or negatively -- the choice is all yours.
Jennifer K Nguyen
Jennifer Kim Truc Nguyen is an investor, entrepreneur, content writer, inspirational speaker, and philanthropist. Her entrepreneurial journey started when she was sixteen in the pursuit of her big dreams. Eventually founding the company, Roselux Lifestyle, which was created to inspire women to reclaim their innate confidence by providing luxurious waist trainers that enhances their natural curves. Her articles have been seen on Vunela and Life By Design Magazine. Jennifer is in a mastermind (Stegela Success Mastery) that was created by Stephen and Angela Dela Cruz. She believes the importance of mentorship and having the right guidance will lead to massive success. Her mentor, Stephen, has founded several successful 7-figure businesses and is listed as “TOP 25 MOST INFLUENCIVE INFLUENCERS OF 2017.” He has also founded a non-profit called Y.E.S. (Young Entrepreneur Society) that Jennifer is a part of; through this organization she is able to go to her alma mater and speak in front of high school students about becoming their own boss. Jennifer's mission in life is to inspire billions of people to achieve their big dreams, no matter what.