What are you holding on to that isn’t serving you anymore? That failed launch a year ago? The relationship that didn’t work out 3 years ago?
Focusing on the failures is not helpful to moving into your most enhanced life. You are the only one holding on to those failures. Most people didn’t notice them or don’t remember them.
Keeping those failures like a tattoo that you keep seeing when you look at yourself is only holding you back from moving forward. They may contribute to your fear of failure.
Everyone has failures. That is how we learn.
Here are a few tips for leaving those fears in the past –
- Reflect on what you learned from the failure – Didn’t get that client you wanted? Next time you can make adjustments to how you approach potential clients. Still upset about that break-up three years ago? Now you know what you aren’t looking for in a relationship, so focus on finding someone who has the qualities you do want.
- Don’t call it a failure – As pointed out above what failure you think you had can teach you something. Take what you learned and use it, thus making it easier to be known by another name – a learning opportunity or an experiment. Remember, even Thomas Edison, Michael Jordan and other famous people failed numerous times. The difference is that they learned from those failures.
- Get support – Maybe the issue is really what you need help with a skill or you need someone to help you stay accountable. Find a group, mentor, or coach who can help you develop what you need to be a success the next time around.
Remember, failure isn’t the end all be all. Bruises heal and you never know there were there. Don’t make the failure a permanent fixture holds you back.