The mindset that is so prevalent in American culture today is one of victimhood and the dogged determination to avoid failure at all costs. Let's address something right now. Failure is not some devastating event or occurrence that determines you self-worth and value. Our society has become so fixated with avoiding failure that the American spirit of excellence is being drowned in a sea of mediocrity. What is failure? The etymology of the word failure according to the Greek language means: to cause to fall, make to totter, or trip. Do you notice that the idea of finality is not implied in its proper definition? Failure is nothing more than the results you receive based on particular actions taken a particular time.
The prevailing concept of failure embraced by most people is one that implies that failing makes you a loser. It implies that failure is a reflection of your intrinsic value as a person. This is absurd. It is time to abandon that illusion and false concept and reacquaint ourselves to the spirit and mindset that made up the fabric of our courageous forefathers. There are a couple of simple strategies you can implement right now to shift your mindset and ultimately your life. For one you must identify and become absolutely clear about what your strengths are and secondly, partner, barter or find a way to implement systems to overcome your weak areas.
Let's deal with the first strategy. The primary cause for most of the failures that people experience is due to a complete lack of clarity. When you are unaware of what your unique strengths are it is impossible for you to direct your efforts appropriately to achieve outstanding results. Therefore, you must identify what your strengths are and then set goals and come up with strategies in order to make sure that the majority of your activities are directed towards utilizing your strengths and unique skill set to achieve what you want in any area of your life. Now let's address what most of you are thinking right now. Many of you are wondering about your weak points. Contrary to the advice of so many personal development gurus concentrating on strengthening your weaknesses is a complete waste of time. I am not saying that you should not address it but to focus primarily on that is absurd. That approach is based on the fallacy of the so-called well-rounded person (we will deal with that subject at another time).
It is best that you focus on partnering with someone who plays at the things you have to work hard at. For example, if you love exercise and physical fitness and excel in that area but suck at understanding nutrition and diet partner with someone who loves that to assist you in planning your meals. If accounting is your strength but you hate selling partner with or barter with someone who loves to sell. Are you guys getting the point? If you implement those two simple strategies consistently the results you are currently getting will change for the better. Don't allow the erroneous concept of failure to rob you of an opportunity to live an abundant, fulfilled life in any area. Until next time my friends.
Karlyn Harrison is an experienced internet marketer and Founder and President of Ohio State HomeBuyers LLC. He holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration from Franklin University and is committed to community outreach programs. As a token of appreciation for reading this article he is giving away a FREE eBook entitled "Fail Forward: Overcome the Delusion of Failure and Claim the Abundant Life You Deserve". You can grab your copy by visiting:
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