When you work really hard at something, put in great effort and time and devote
yourself to achieving success, it can be very discouraging when you don’t get the
result you want. That’s a great time for life coaching.
There is a saying that you only fail when you give up, everything else is just a
challenge and an opportunity to learn. The great American inventor, Thomas
Edison, tried thousands of times before he finally perfected the light bulb.
Imagine how different our lives would be today if he’d got frustrated and walked
away after the first fifty attempts!
There is also a saying that there is no failure, only feedback. The key to success
is to keep moving forward with your goals and objectives clearly in mind. Maintain
your focus and regard every set back as a learning experience.
If you read the life stories of highly successful people, you will see that every
‘overnight success’ is actually a story of dogged determination and courage in the
face of trials and adversity, sometimes spanning decades of pushing forwards and
Pick any famous, successful person, read their biographies and you’ll see for
yourself – they have all been totally focused on what they wanted to achieve and
did not allow setbacks and disappointments to cause them to give up their dreams.
Successful people maintain their dreams and they don’t allow others to bring them
down or tell them it won’t work. They have faith in themselves and their dreams.
Are you struggling to achieve something that’s important to you?
Have you tried several times without success?
Are you ready to throw in the towel, to give up?
How do you know if you are striving for something worthwhile or whether you
are wasting your life chasing after a trivial goal that isn’t your true purpose?
Ask yourself this question – “How will I feel when I don’t do this anymore, when I
give it up?”
What’s the response?
Did you feel a sense of relief?
Or did you feel a pain inside, a twisting feeling of loss and sorrow?
If you experienced the first response, it’s not important to you and you’d be better
off employing your energy elsewhere. Find something that has meaning to you
and that truly deserves your focus and energy.
If, however, you felt that sense of pain and loss – get back on the horse!!
If just the thought of not doing what you’ve been doing can make you contract with
pain and sadness, then you have found your passion and it must be pursued!
Another way to test the worthiness of your dream is to ask yourself whether you would
still pursue the dream if you didn’t need the money.
If the answer is a resounding ‘yes!’ you have another confirmation that the dream is
worthy of your efforts and time.
If the answer is ‘no’ then, again, find another dream.