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Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Um, yeah. But that’s not me in the pic. Although, some days, I feel like her. (So glad I haven’t done that in a public bathroom.) 🙂
So many of us set our sights on a target, but when the mark is missed, we turn tail and run. Why is that?
By failing, you have just learned what didn’t work. And what does that mean? You have come one step closer to learning what DOES work. Yay! Score one for you for failing! 🙂 You didn’t think that you were doing something right in doing something wrong, did you?
Motivation to move forward after failure is what achieves goals. Whether you are writing a novel, trying to make your restaurant the best, or trying to find the best way to teach your kids, you have to plug onward when things don’t work if you want to realize your dreams. When you see what you did didn’t work, ask yourself, “Why?” If you don’t hear an answer come back to you, you are still in the land of the sane. Just kidding 🙂 (sort of). Pick a new path and tread it. If that doesn’t work, then you have successfully eliminated yet another option and are one more step closer to find the road that leads you to success. But you have to keep going.
People face challenges and setbacks everyday, but you have to ask yourself how bad do you want it? No, not that. Sheesh. I am talking about your goal. How badly do you want to make your dreams come true? Do you have the stamina to continuously fall on your face and get back up again? Because if you do, congrats…you WILL achieve your goals. You won’t be one of the ones wondering “What if….”
I challenge you today. The gauntlet has been thrown!
Your assignment is to take whatever goal it is that you are working on and write it down. Then, address the manner in which you aim to achieve your goal. Set a time frame. When that time frame has been met revisit your goal sheet and gauge your progress. Didn’t work? GREAT! (I bet you are still closer than you were.) Then, set a new plan. Life is about learning and growing. And as long as you are doing that, then rest assured that your name is not in the obits and you have another chance to move onward toward your goals.
For you Listers:
1. Write goal
2. Write plan (include time frame)
3. Revisit at time’s end and gauge progress – If necessary, celebrate and formulate new plan or celebrate because you achieved your goal!
I love hearing from you. Feel free to leave me a note in the comments regarding your goals and plans! What do you want to achieve and how are you going to do it? Are you going to quit when it doesn’t work out? (The answer should be a resounding “NO!” 🙂 )
© Tania Dakka and Chaotic Musing, 2011