Don’t be afraid of failure

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How often a fear of failure has stopped you from moving forward? What would happen if you knew that you can’t fail?
You can’t have a guaranteed success, but you can learn to look at failure differently.
Benjamin Franklin said: “I have not failed, I’ve had 10,000 ideas that did not work”.
Thomas Edison said: “Of the 200 light bulbs that didn’t work, every failure told me something that I was able to incorporate into the next attempt”.
The person who does not make mistakes is unlikely to do anything (Paul Arden)

Try a little exercise to help you build immunity to failure. If you are afraid of cold calling customers, do this. Set yourself a task to fail at least 20 times(the more the better). Start calling people. Every time your offer is rejected count it as a success and congratulate yourself. By the time you get to 20 you would be surprised how lightly you would take rejection and how easier it would become to chat to people. You will be surprised when your offer is accepted!(maybe even a little disappointed).


You can achieve the unachievable!


Inspirational quotes from advertising guru Paul Arden:

Firstly you need to aim beyond what you are capable of.

You must develop a complete disregard to where your abilities end.

Try to do the things that you are incapable of.

If you think you are unable to work for the best company in its sphere, make that your aim.

If you think your are incapable of running a company, make that your aim.

If you think you are unable to be on the cover of Time magazine, make it your business to be there.

Make your vision of where you want to be a reality.