You know the adage, if you could do anything without fear of failure, what would you do? The reality of it is you would think in a state of the “sky’s the limit.” You would have no inhibitions because you would have no fear. I know, this state of mind is not one that most think is grounded in reality but the truth is that your Kindergarten Teacher was right. You can be whatever you want to be.
If you desire anything enough then there is a sauce, which isn’t much of a secret because it’s outlined in a million self help books, to making it happen:
- Make the commitment to accomplishing your desired goal.
- Take whatever action necessary to make it true or to achieve your goal.
- Avoid duplicating any patterns you know from experience that will not work. If it’s broke, fix it. You learn through failure so failure isn’t a negative. Failure is only a negative if we do not heed it’s lesson.
- Adjust your plan when you see that it is not garnering the desired results.
- Don’t be afraid to change. Changing course and directions while planning is a part of most of the best plans.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that this will be a breeze. Nothing worth having comes easy. I mean, life teaches us that. My Jamaican granny’s favorite saying is, “if you want good den yuh nose haffi run.” Translated this means that if you want something bad enough then expect to work hard for it. Hard work isn’t always laborious work by the way so do not mistaken the word “hard” for labor. Hard work may be changing habits that stand in your way of gaining success. I find for most people changing habits, including either adding to or taking away from positive or negative behaviors, some of our is the hardest work.