If you want to be an entrepreneur, but you can’t handle a 16 hour workday, then your enterprise won’t make it far. How much sacrifice are you willing to tolerate?
If you want to be a writer, but aren’t willing to accept criticism, then you shouldn’t even start. How much rejection are you able to handle?
If you want to be a great athlete, but can’t stand to lose, then I have bad news for you. How much defeat are you willing to deal with?
Like your parents have told you plenty of times: “Everything worth having involves sacrifice and persistence.” Nothing comes easy; not marriage, not family, not education, not work, not your dreams or passions. Life is not easy; yet, for those who have the strength and courage to follow trough, life is fun and great!
_Now, if you are one of those people with 'big-dreams,' how do you reach into your strength to maximize your resilience?
When you have an aspiration, first you must truly believe in it; you must see yourself succeeding in it, this is crucial! Then, you must have a plan, a plan of action and lastly, you act on your plan! A dream without action will always remain a dream.
So you act on it, yet keep in mind: Almost 100% of the time the initial plan will not work as you expected and you may fail.
Another must, it is vital when your plan fails, that you go back to the drawing board and work on a new plan. Never forgetting your dream, your aspiration, and goal. Then, you take action one more time knowing that your plan might fail once again, and again, and again…
For your plan to succeed, you need to have the determination and the courage to continue in spite of all the difficulties. Most importantly, you need to be resilient and have the ability to bounce back quickly, reinventing yourself. Always aiming towards your goal.
Ultimately when you are dealing with defeat, always keep in mind having the right attitude makes the difference between success and failure. A positive attitude leads to affirmative thoughts, constructive events and successful outcomes; it generates happiness and satisfaction.
The right attitude is what it takes to succeed!
Who I am today as a person is largely due to my failures!