The worst thing that happens to you often can lead to the best results

Sometimes the worst things that happen to us are the best opportunities. They are the gateways to greatness. Giving up is always an option. Or, you can fight and find a way through the difficulty. The former will lead to the status quo or worse. The latter can irrevocably change your life for the better. … Continue reading The worst thing that happens to you often can lead to the best results

You need to know this about failure to succeed

Failing isn't just failure. It's a sign that you are trying, attempting—alive. When you fail, it doesn't mean you're silly or a loser or even a failure. No. It says you tried doing something outside of your comfort zone. It means you're an explorer, adventurer, believer. You're courageous. You know that life isn't just about … Continue reading You need to know this about failure to succeed

One of the best ways to get a growth mindset

Growth happens when we try something new. But starting that new thing can be difficult; sometimes it feels impossible. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. You can break free and grow in ways you never thought possible by doing this.   Experimenting.  Starting is scary. All too often, that fear stops us from stepping … Continue reading One of the best ways to get a growth mindset

The one thing you need to make more of to grow: mistakes

Perfectionism doesn’t help us progress; mistakes do.  With the right mindset, they push us forward. We need to know that succeeding isn't neat and tidy; it’s sloppy and messy. It’s mistake-ridden.  When you make a mistake, it lays the groundwork for improvement. Every failure is an attempt to do something. And in those attempts, you … Continue reading The one thing you need to make more of to grow: mistakes

You can conquer the fear of embarrassment

The fear of embarrassment is powerful, but it doesn’t have to overpower us. But sometimes it does. I know all about that. An episode of a TV show kept me from blogging. Let me explain. Billions, a show on Showtime, has a scene where two characters were talking about another person who got fired from … Continue reading You can conquer the fear of embarrassment

Failure is the secret to success

Failure doesn’t have to be the end; it can be a start to something better.   Failing sucks—no doubt. It’s something we all want to avoid. And after we’ve failed, we may be tempted to quit, stop trying, hide. But that would be a mistake. For greater success is forged from the ashes of failure.  He … Continue reading Failure is the secret to success