“Don’t confuse who you are, with the results that you produce.” - Les Brown, the speaker in this motivational video, sheds light on why most people never chase after their dreams or end up quitting prematurely.
See, the problem most people have when pursuing a goal, is they look at the steps of stairs in front of them rather than observing the overall picture. They see the faults and mistakes they make along each step they take, while failing to realize that those failures have slowly been building the foundation for the level of success they soon will have.
“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” - Niels Bohr
It’s difficult to look at a negative result and NOT associate that with your level of skill and talent. It’s difficult NOT to take failures on a personal level, or to feel like a failure when you’ve lost. But the truth is, you are the easiest person you can fool. Negative self-talk will only reinforce this type of thinking, which in turn, creates a destructive cycle of never-ending misery and doubts.
“We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.” - Tony Robbins
The only way to destroy this kind of destructive behavior and to never give up on your dreams, is to fail forward. Realize there will be moments when nothing will ever seem to go your way, moments when all you’ll ever see for the next mile are thunders and clouds. But, if you keep pushing forward, if you refuse to stop, there will always be light after the storm has passed.
“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” - Robert H. Schuller
Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams