I’m currently reading Napoleon Hill’s “Outwitting the Devil” (which I HIGHLY recommend), and I read this quote…
“Failure is a man-made concept. It is never real until it has been accepted as permanent.”
What does that mean?
“Failure” is something YOU decided to name your circumstance because YOU decided it was over.
YOU decided to label a temporary learning experience as a permanent loss, when it didn’t have to be. It never has to be.
But YOU gave it that label. The only thing that makes it a failure is that YOU decided to label it as one.
“Failure is a state of mind.”
YOU control the narrative. YOU get to decide what your circumstance is called.
Every “failure” brings the opportunity to restructure your plan, dust yourself off, and do it even better the next time.
You get to start again, but with new tools under your belt.
What situation have you been calling a failure but was only meant to be a temporary setback?
How can you reframe your thoughts and use what you learned from that situation to move forward more effectively?