Progress in life is always going to involve risk. Many of us are afraid at the mention of the word because we associate pain with risk. In reality, for you to be in control of your own destiny, you must be willing to be an actor in life versus a reactor to life. This means you must be willing to risk failure in order to grow.
People who make no mistakes usually don’t take any risks, and therefore never allow themselves any opportunity to stretch and grow using their potential. In our past programming, many of us have been taught to play it safe, to not risk trying something new. We create an abundance of opportunities by trying new experiences. Every experience gives you additional resources and references, and teaches you valuable information for you to draw from. You have to look at life from a point of view where there is no such thing as failure, only results. For every adversity, there is an opportunity to learn.
The most successful men and women in history have all had to deal with change, uncertainty, and fear. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings. It’s clear that progress always involves risk. We shouldn’t fear trying something new or be afraid if our efforts do not work out, because we will always gain experience and wisdom.
So each of us have homework to do and that homework this week is to identify what challenges we have faced this week and what action plans have you set in place to fix those issues. Avoid putting things off and take action right away. “Do it now” are indeed powerful words to live by and the foundation of black belt excellence on your path to success.
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