(Photo by: Marvin Ng)
Why do we accept failure so easily?
Very few people are honest enough to openly talk about what
they want. Social pressure and long held beliefs tell us that wanting more is
greedy, but there is a silent underground of achievers out there who do talk
about wanting more, and within this faction there are two camps. Those that ‘do’, and those that ‘talk!’
Those that do, not only achieve toward their goals, but many
also do their best within reason to inspire and motivate those who talk to come
across to the doing camp!
Failing is easy. Failing is comfortable and more often than not this is how the conversation goes!
You can’t work your way to wealth
Despite the social mantra, you can’t work your way to
As long as you trade time for money, you’re part of a losing
strategy and here is why.
Imagine starting your working life at the age of 20, and your first wage is worth $65,000.
The difference between being self-centred and selfish
The first point that has to be made is that these are two
So what’s the difference?
Being Selfish or Self-Centred both put you first, but the
real difference is the costs that comes with putting yourself first.
Is this what I’m writing about today?
Sure is! Somewhere we all have a guilty, selfish, perverse
dream to take a holiday somewhere exotic. So how long does it take to save for
a holiday? Before I move forward, this dream is not selfish, perverse or
something you should feel guilty about. As you’ll see you’re going to deserve
it more than you know.
Instead it is something that should be chased especially as a personal reward for years of services rendered at your job.
Anyone who has experienced failure has also had to deal with
the spectre of giving up. As the saying goes ‘nothing worth doing is ever
easy’, after all if it was everyone would be doing it … and crushing it.
But we know things are hard. We fail forward. We learn valuable lessons from setbacks and there are those that pick themselves up and keep going while there are others who throw in the towel.