Use Failure and Setbacks as Stepping Stones to Success

Abraham Lincoln once said that his great concern was not whether one has failed, but whether one is content with one’s failure.

Failure should not stop you on your road to success. Use “failures” as stepping stones to success. Failures are not the end product. They help one look for another way, a better way.

Perhaps it is that you need to invest in yourself and improve your skill sets. But don’t be content with failure. Take action. Move forward.

Abraham Lincoln’s well-known quote has much value:
“Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first 4 hours sharpening the axe”.

Take the action needed but … once you’ve sharpened the axe, move forward.

What are ways you can “sharpen your axe”?

  • Define your “why” – see some examples
    Why do you want to start your internet business?
    Why do want to lose weight?
    Why do you need to earn extra money?
  • Take time to set yourself a realistic goal (but don’t underestimate yourself)
    Need help setting goals?   Take a look at my previous articles on goal setting
  • Write down a daily plan of action to work towards achieving your goal/s
    For example:
    – Spend time daily on Personal Development –  Always  be learning and growing
    Learn something new daily
    Put what you learn into practice
    – If you are building your online business, you need to network/connect with others.
  • Learn from and network with those people who have achieved what YOU want to achieve.

In future posts, I will be dealing with some of these points in more detail.

Any questions or comments are most welcome

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