Nine-tenths of the formula for success is persistence. The ability to stick things out.
Whatever skills you learn, and whatever qualifications you amass, you're lost without this. It is a fundamental principle to success in business or any creative endeavour.
You may have been taught that slapping a grin on your face and thinking positive will win the day for you. It won't. Not alone. The flip side to that coin is honouring the struggle and joyfully rising again after you fall.
You will fall. You will fail. Not just once. Often. The path towards your dreams is paved with grazed knees. The key is not to avoid falling. The key is to rise again each time you fall. That is progress. That is falling forward. Here's a song I wrote about that.
If you lack confidence, think back to the last time you were able to stand up again when you fell. The context for this triumph does not matter. It may have been going back to work after messing up badly. It may have been speaking to someone in a civil manner after you fell out with them. Collect as many examples as you can. Remind yourself you can do this, because you've done it before.
If you've surrounded yourself with people who tell you that your dreams are impossible, or that it's impossible for YOU to accomplish what you intend to accomplish, spend less time with them. Spend more time around people who believe in you and will tell you that, than you do with people who put you down or abandon you.
Of course, if you are a naysayer for your own dreams... stop. Become a cheerleader for yourself. Ultimately, you're the person creating your life. It's your life. Own it.
Leave a comment below if any of this resonates, and share it on social media if you want to help other people.
Before you scroll to the comments (which you should totally do), follow the blog for updates. Inbox heaving? No probs. Click 'follow' and get RSS updates instead. I've hooked you up with an epic free RSS reader too.
For bonus points, hop on my list for the free bonuses (the button under my pic in the red top) AND hit this for convenience. Wins all over the place! ❤️🙂
Discover the secret of the ego that nobody has shared with you. You don't need to kill the ego. Nor should you be a slave to it. Instead, you must evolve it into an egon. Find out how here. Click the button below to claim your free preview...
Before you go... I want to give you a shed load of utterly epic 'shock and awe coolness' as my buddy Frank Kern would say. To grab your totally free:
... and more... click the button.
Put in your details and your access info will be delivered to your inbox. On the next page you will see how the bundle you're unlocking also unlocks 3 levels of indiepreneurial development that take you from overwhelm to leadership...