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Time for Your “Mind Gym” – How Do You Face Failure?


Success & failure are flip sides of the same coin. When you succeed, it’s like a dream come true. You rejoice. You’re thrilled to do more. You’re happy.

When you fail, & you do interpret not reaching your dream as “failure”, then you become discouraged, sad, & may consider giving up your dream, right?

But what if you re-frame that “failure” into a learning lesson of what does not work. This is what Thomas Edison did as he attempted to invent the light bulb some 10,000 times. Each time it wouldn’t work & he’d try again differently until he succeeded!!

Had Edison given up, we wouldn’t have enjoyed the luxury of electricity. Same thing goes for whatever you really aspire to do especially tough endeavors. You need to be aggressive at getting it right.

When things don’t turn out as you want them to, you certainly need to change your strategy. If you keep doing the same thing in the same way every time, you’ll get the same results each time.

So, “If success isn’t there when you show up the first time, keep showing up differently till it’s there. Eventually it’ll get bored of its hiding.” ~3Ds

Got the trick? Cshange your sad mask … Shrug your shoulders & say “oh, well… I’ll try something new”… Better yet, roar when you face a disappointment saying “I’ll fare better next time”….

The sky is definitely not the limit to what you can do when the world “failure” ceases to exist in your dictionary!

Some 10,000 reasons can be found for succeeding if you really want to …

Start counting…. The “hows” are just around the corner. Yeeee-haaa!! 🙂

Your Personal Coach


  1. August 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Now how did you know I was feeling discouraged right now? Do you count mind reading among your many talents? While I am not sure I possess the stamina to endure 10,000 episodes of learning without success, I will keep on going, but you are right that some of my tactics need changing! So thanks for reading my mind! Hope others take this advice to heart.


    • August 26, 2013 at 6:26 am

      hehehe 😉 Iris, it’s a struggle we all face & you know that we both share overlapping concerns 😉 like you, I need to keep reminding myself to persist and have learned to be really patient over the years 😉 Let’s hope we get things right without having to reach a 3 digit trial numbers 😉
      Keep at it till you get things right my friend 🙂 I have experienced how rewarding it feels afterwards 🙂
      Have a great week ahead 🙂


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