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Overcome Failure

Never consider the possibility of failure. The fear of failure is the greatest single obstacle to success in adult life. Note that it is not failure itself. Failure makes you stronger and more resilient and more determined. It is the fear of failure or the anticipation of failure that can paralyze your thoughts and your activities and hold you back from even trying to do the things that you need to do to be a big success.

Dare to go forward. Successful people are not gamblers but they are always willing to take calculated risks in the direction of their goals to achieve greater rewards. In fact, your attitude toward risk taking is probably the most important indicator of your readiness to become wealthy.

Whenever you are faced with a risky situation, ask yourself this question, "What is the worst possible thing that could happen if I go ahead?" The fact is that everyone is afraid of failure. Everyone is afraid of loss and poverty. Everyone is afraid of making a mistake and being set back. But successful people are those who consciously and deliberately face this fear and take action anyway.

Make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear. If you do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain. When you act boldly, unseen forces will come to your aid. And every act of courage increases your courage and capacity for the future. Whenever you take action in a forward direction, with no guarantees of success, your fears diminish and your courage and self confidence increases.

You eventually reach the point where you are not afraid of anything. Your job is to commit yourself to becoming successful. Your job is to set specific goals for yourself, write them down and work on them every day. And especially, you must continue to remind yourself, in the face of all the problems and difficulties that you will experience, that "Failure is not an option!" This is the attitude, that more than anything else, will guarantee your long-term success.


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