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Jun
07
2018

Getting Over Past Failures

Past failures have definitely set me back.

Not from the failure itself, that’s been a learning opportunity.

More so from my inability to move on from the failures. 

You ever fail at something and then feel like you just can’t seem to get over it? 

Where you constantly stew on it? 

It could be a failed weight loss attempt, failed business or career move, a failed relationship, maybe a failed investment. 

It could be any numbers of things. 

For me it was a failed business I started 8 years ago. 

I went all in on it.

Time, energy, effort, money, everything. 

The result? 

I failed miserably. 

I lost $20,000.

I let my investors down which were family and close friends of mine. 

Worst of all, I felt like I let myself down. 

I had failed big-time when I thought for sure I was going to succeed big-time with this new business venture. 

I stewed, and stewed, and stewed on this failure.

For days, weeks, months, even years. 

728 days to be exact

I call this my “walking backwards in life” period. 

Where I walking through life while continuing to look back at this failure. 

And in doing so, I was missing all of the opportunities that lied ahead for me. 

Opportunities I couldn’t see because I kept walking and looking backwards. 

Fixated on my past failure instead of taking what I’d learned from the failure, making adjustments, getting better, and looking forward.

Walking forwards versus backwards once again as quickly as possible towards all of the new and exciting opportunities in front of me. 

Especially with more knowledge and experience under my belt. 

So I failed — so what? 

If I fail it means I’m showing up, standing up to my fears, taking action, going after the things I want.

Failing, learning, getting better as I go. 

I rather live 30 years full of adventure than 100 years safe in a corner.

More in this episode of my Mornings With Mike podcast.

Thanks for being here.

You’re awesome…

Cheers!

Mike

author: Mike Goncalves

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