Flex Your Self-Control Muscles
The reality is, if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you will get the same result you’ve always had.
You ARE going to make mistakes, fail and sometimes lose, all because of your decisions. So here’s how to use those mistakes to STOP losing – and start winning.
Have you ever made a mistake, failed miserably, fallen flat on your face or experienced an all-in-all major loss? If I’m the first to tell this, I’m very sorry. But listen… you’re human!
In other words, you ARE going to make mistakes, fail and sometimes lose, all because of your decisions. It might even be you are in a period of suffering through loss after loss right now. So here’s how to use those mistakes to STOP losing – and start winning.
The first thing you have to do is start looking at your response. Contrary to popular belief, you are not defined by your circumstances. You are defined by how you react to those circumstances!
The truth is, everyone needs an editor! If you messed up, don’t bother trying to hide it. Don’t bother trying to make excuses for it! When you defend yourself and make excuses for why you did what you did, it doesn’t make you look good. It makes you look childish. It absolutely does NOT make people trust you or have confidence in you.
You have to be willing to receive correction, knowing it will make you better! The correction might come from a coworker, a friend or even from yourself – but correction is totally necessary in order to achieve any sort of lasting success.
The second thing you MUST do, is never stop being teachable. If you think you know everything, you will never learn anything. So often you let your ego get in the way and reach a point where you keep trying the same thing again and again, then end up just giving up, saying “WELL THIS ISN’T WORKING!”
The problem could be you thought you were already a master, so if something wasn’t working you assumed it was due to some other circumstance. If you believe in the saying “practice makes perfect” you are hurting yourself. Practice and correction make perfect! Do you think all those athletes in the Olympics weren’t consistently refining their techniques, watching videos of themselves, AND their competition, to get better?
It is easy to be discouraged, but as long as you stay teachable and correct your errors and processes, your life WILL improve. Let me know below about a time when your mistake or failure turned into a valuable lesson. And don’t forget to Like and Share today’s post!
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In great faith,
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