I’ll never forget the advice someone once told me early on in my career:
That was news to me. I was never a smart dude. But what he said next really blew my mind:
Whoah. That one forever left an imprint on my soul.
I remember this literally every time I am defeated. It’s my secret sauce for success, I believe it 100%.
Let me give you an example. Let’s say you’re applying for jobs and you get rejected ten times in a row. At this point, no one would blame you if you put your head down and started feeling sorry for yourself. Most normal people would.
But remember, you’re in control of your attitude. That means keeping your head high and not giving up. It means your failures weren’t failures – they were lessons. It means you must have the humility to accept the things you cannot change (your past failures), and the courage to change the things you can (your next attempt).
Think about this the next time you fail. Whether it’s a failed certification, a job, or a project. You’ll be surprised how a small change in thinking can have a big effect on your life.
I’m going through a few of these failures myself. But don’t feel sorry for me – I’m learning!