Now that the festive holidays are over, most of us would already be back at work, projects, meetings, assignments, classes, school.. you get the gist of it – we’re back playing the life game. It is interesting to note that while most of us are in the game to win, we also spend a lot of effort in merely trying not to fail.
Does failure get into the way of your growth?
We often hear people describing failures as an integral part of learning and growing, especially as an entrepreneur – and that’s true! A simple act of accepting failure as a part of the process of our very own skill development will be able to bring us a long way ahead and this, is the first step in developing a winning mindset, a mindset that will get you ahead of any game you play in life!
Not easy? True. That’s just positive thinking? Not true.
Think about it, how far do you REALLY want to go in what you’re doing? People with a winning mindset takes on every game, every opportunity with a learning motive, a goal, vision or a direction in mind. They feel smart when they are learning something and not just when they are winning. To do that, you’ll often find the top players setting goals BEYOND their capabilities, talents and resources – goals that they themselves aren’t sure if they can achieve. They consistently challenge themselves and does not fear failing.
The reason is simple: If you make it, that’s something worth celebrating as you’ve set a new record for yourself – you won! Else, you should have managed to pick up a whole lot of new skills and experiences while at it – your tool to a greater win in your next game! Now this, is a win-win situation!
“Your mindset determines the size of the life game you play”
With this winning mindset, failing is definitely better than not progressing.