#1 Step to Success is Failure!
There is no question failure is many of the steps in the staircase to success. There is no skipping it. If you are going to be successful, you are going to fail. And you are going to fail a lot. Ask anyone one that has been successful, there is always a backstory littered with failure before success. Climbing the steps to success takes time, and many of these steps will be failure.
Failure, when used in the proper context is a competitive advantage. How? Easy. Your competitors will evetnaully fatigue and tire after so many failures. They will succumb to the failure and give up.
Success lies on the other side of just one more try. One more iteration. One more phone call. One more email. The one that keeps getting up, tries one more time or alters the approach and carries on just a bit further often finds success.
Keep this in mind. When the obstacles are piling up. When you are starting to get tired and questioning the reason to carry on. Carry on. Keep grinding. Stand back up and keep going. Remember your competitors are growing tired of failing. They are going to cave and give up. Use this to your advantage. As long as you persist, one step at a time you will climb the steps to success.
Ray Binkowski is the former owner of a hybrid training gym, author (all of his titles are on Amazon), and trainer. He has lost over 60 pounds and kept it off for over 15 years. He has worked with thousands including professional athletes, police/fire/military, physique competitors, even corporations like 3M, and most often people looking to make a long term change in health, wellness, and weightloss.
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