Embrace Failure To Embrace Success

Ever wondered what sets those exceptional individuals apart from the crowd? It’s not some elusive “secret stuff” like in the movies, I can assure you.
There’s a memorable scene in Space Jam where Michael Jordan’s team is trailing by a mile at halftime. In a desperate bid to inspire a comeback, Bugs Bunny slips three magical words onto Michael’s water bottle: “Michael’s Secret Stuff.” And like magic, the team goes on to win. (Am I aging myself?)
But in real life, we know there’s no magic potion or secret stuff. Luck alone won’t catapult you to success. So, what’s the real difference between the average folks and the high achievers?
John Maxwell hits home with this: “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.”
It’s all about how you see failure and what you do about it. Here’s the truth: Life’s question isn’t whether you’ll face problems; it’s about how you face them.
  • Average folks point fingers; achievers take responsibility.
  • Average folks fear failure; achievers embrace it as a stepping stone.
  • Average folks let past errors hold them back; achievers take bold risks.
  • Average folks give up; achievers persevere.

J. Wallace Hamilton once said, “People are training for success when they should be training for failure. Failure is far more common than success; poverty is more prevalent than wealth; and disappointment more normal than arrival.”
High achievers confront failure head-on and push forward. They understand that success often follows failure. No matter how tough the challenges, the key isn’t in changing your circumstances; it’s in transforming yourself.
Remember, it’s not your circumstances but your response to failure that paves the way to success.