We all have good intention. We want to win. We want to challenge ourselves, we want to be a better version of ourselves, but when it comes down to it,.. well, we are excellent at providing excuses for delaying acting upon our intentions….
Kids want to win, they love the idea of being the best at something, but it is quite often that if they don’t ace the came the first or second time around, then they quite and they never look back. Hence the different levels on any internet games. Game companies know that they need to give some wins to the kids in order to get them hooked then the kid will progress and try harder things. But they don’t give up! While if they had tried the higher level first and failed at every turn, chances are they would have given up very quick.
We are the same, except we know from experience what is good for us and what is not, hence our intention. I will not eat Chocolate, I will exercise. I will look for a new job. I will look for things that make me happy on a daily basis….
But, we tend to not give ourselves the same level of attention that those game companies do to our kids!!!! We want to loose the weight and stay off Chocolate from the moment we decide we need to. We want to find the perfect job on the first day. We want to be happy without changing anything.
And that is the trick isn’t it? We need to change things for our experience to change. We need to learn a new system for us to progress to the more advanced levels. We need to learn to walk before we can run. And as with anything, we need to fail in order to learn and in order to improve.
If you don’t fail, you are not learning. But truth be told, we don’t like to fail. We want to win. But in order to win, we need to fail, in order to improve and in order to learn what need to be learned to win.
And only those who refused to fail have succeeded. Those who have never considered the option of failing have made it to huge success. Yes, they have an optimistic view of the world, yes they have a good level of self-confidence. Now doubts, but they also have the ability to fail, to fall and to pick themselves up again and to try AGAIN. Because failure is not an option.
So think about it.
Try Something new today and be persistent, you will learn, you will expand and you will master the skill. No matter what skill you are working on. Fail and try again. Fail and try differently. Fail and seek advice in order to improve and try again.
Never give up. EVER!
Joelle @ Joelle’s Practice