“How old were you when you first became successful?”
This question was posed on Facebook, in a post from a young cousin of mine. It’s a topic I’ve thought about from time to time. I’ve even written about it quite recently. The way the question is worded, it seems to imply that becoming successful is an end goal. That troubles me a little, because declaring yourself a success is a self-written invitation to rest on your laurels. Even worse, declaring yourself a failure is an invitation to give up.
But I suspect that my cousin worded it that way on purpose. His great motivator, he says, is failure. It is from our failures that we learn, and it is from what we learn that we are able to succeed. My cousin moved far away, with his young family, to try to build a better life. (https://foolish-dreams-apparel.myshopify.com/) He works hard at his job, and recently started his own store selling clothes he personally designs. I have no idea whether this will bring him financial success. I also have no doubt that if it doesn’t, he’ll learn from the experience and double his efforts.
When we succeed at tasks, when we achieve our goals, it gives us the confidence to try something else. Our failures, unfortunately, can have the opposite effect. But don’t let them. If you learned to walk, talk, read a book, or ride a bike, you know deep inside that you can succeed even after you’ve failed.
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