The Road To Success

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I once heard a motivational speaker say, “You are going to fail your way to success.”  Kind of intimidating if you think about it, right?  Hearing that might discourage some from even trying to chase their dreams.  However, if your mind isn’t conditioned to deal with disappointment to some degree, then it probably is not ready for the amount of trial and error needed to become successful.  The reality is failure is not enjoyable, under any circumstances.  Failure can be a great teacher, but experiencing it just plain sucks!  We need to be able to minimize our fear of failure when chasing our goals and dreams.

The process of achieving success is filled with numerous challenges.  It is easy to have a dream. Making it happen is a different story.  Simply wanting is not enough.  EVERYONE WANTS!  What are you willing to do to get what you want?  What are you willing to devote or give up in order to chase your goals or dreams?  We must focus more on our process/plan toward our dreams as opposed to the dream itself.  We must use the progress we make in our process as motivation.  Progress indicates positive, consistent actions toward an expectation or goal.   We have a much greater likelihood of sticking with our goals if we are focused more on the consistent actions to reach a goal.  Consistency in our actions leads to growing confidence, which strengthens our resolve in progressing toward our goals.  To be successful, we must consistently make progress.  Success doesn’t happen overnight; it takes time.  There will be trial and error along with disappointments.  The road may have detours and delays, but you can reach your destination.   Achieving success is a process and not an event!

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