“The sky is not the limit, your imagination is.”
I have a hypothesis that if you have not reached your goals, it is not because you are a failure and your goals were simply too ambitious and out of reach; You failed because you QUIT.
In a world of endless possibilities it is nearly impossible to use up ALL of your available resources. You can ALWAYS make one more cold call, knock on one more door, go to one more networking meeting, send out another email, try harder, pitch to another investor, try a new eating regiment, go back to the gym, hire a coach or mentor, wake up at 4am, you name it!
Unless you have tried EVERY SINGLE OPTION and they have ALL failed – you quit. It is hard for me to say and probably harder to hear, but it is the truth. Hell – EVEN IF you tried every single option, there is a chance you STILL didn’t try hard enough, or simply didn’t have the necessary skills yet,
What I am trying to say is that you can never give up. While friends and family will support you, it is typically only if they can imagine themselves accomplishing your goal. If it is out of their comfort zone or imagination they will try to ‘reason’ with you and keep you safe.
“How will this work?”
“Are you sure?”
“Haven’t you tried this before?”
These are often the caring words of a loved one who just wants you the best for you. The best, meaning, keeping you from getting hurt; Hurt from failure.
My hypothesis is we only fail if we quit. As long as we refuse to quit, then we have not yet failed; We have just found ways that did not work.
With a mindset that doesn’t accept the notion of failure, you can not fail. When you do not get the promotion, your girlfriend breaks up with you, you get fired, your diet fails, you get hurt before your marathon, you aren’t happy at work, you name it…
…..You are simply discovering all things that DO NOT WORK….
The next and ONLY option is to make CHANGE (which I will discuss soon)
“Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”