“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
13 Experts Share How they Shake Off Failure, Dump Discouragement, and Persevere“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” ― Theodore Roosevelt This year can finally be your year! You can stay disciplined with your diet and exercise routine. You can make more money and get that promotion. You can reach your goals and change those bad habits – that is of course, as long as you don’t do what you always end up doing. Yes, you know what I’m talking about – hitting a wall, getting discouraged, and giving up. I want you to be successful in 2014. I don’t want you to give-up and get discouraged when you run into failure and challenges along the way. (because the challenges will be there!) That’s why I ask some amazing entrepreneurs, healers, and coaches what they do to shake off failure and setbacks. I asked them two questions: 1. When you encounter failure, how do you persevere and keep moving forward? 2. What helps you overcome discouragement? Their answers reveal a common theme of “looking for the lesson,” and an understanding that we have a choice in the meaning we make of our mistakes and challenges. We are going to fail but we can use our failure to get better! When giving up isn’t an option for you, here’s some advice you may want to follow! When you encounter failure, how do you persevere and keep moving forward? The most important thing about any failure is looking at what you can learn from it. Each lesson is actually something that arms you to continue the journey. And the more you fail, the more desensitized you become to it. One other piece of advice is to take little risks. Do things where the cost of failure is low. And then increase the cost of failure as you progress.