I think it’s safe to say we have all suffered setbacks in both life and business in one way or another!
We tell ourselves, “that’s life”…right?!
But that doesn’t make you feel any better during a crisis. Stress, anxiety and the fear of failure sets in, and you lose your mojo and momentum in an instant.
But here is the truth.
Failure is a Mindset, Not a Reality! And, the ability to fail is not restricted to ‘losers’.
Winners, leaders and champions all #fail too, at some stage in their lives or careers. I mean, they completely stuff it up! And #fail.
Yet the one thing that all successful people have in common, is the ability to refresh, and reboot their mindset. To power on! Regardless of their #failure.
To turn their biggest failures into their greatest success and then leverage from it!
Highs and lows are all part of your journey to success. They make you resilient, determined, humble and strong. Embracing your failure and learning how to leverage from it, not only strengthens your resolve but can also empower you, your business and your personal brand!
After looking back at my career as a mother, businesswoman, marketing professional, media personality, athlete and brand ambassador,
I can honestly say that the single most valuable asset I have built for myself over the last 30 years, is my personal brand and reputation.
It has been the springboard that has allowed me to grow and prosper in so many different and varied industries despite any personal or career set backs.
But more than that, my personal brand has enabled me to transcend from my failures and triumph through adversity as my resilience, core values, beliefs and ‘never say die’ attitude always shone through!
“The simple truth is, the way you let go of your failure,
forgive yourself and your ability to move on is just as important to your brand and your story, as the way you handle yourself in times of triumph.”
It’s like a champion athlete who fails to make the Olympic team, but keeps training and working relentlessly towards their vision until it becomes their reality.
Their stamina, fight, determination and dedication is what people ultimately remember, despite if they win or lose the race.
Likewise, YOUR ability to triumph following failure will define your ability to SUCCEED.
Success is one step past failure!
So, when you experience your next setback, whether it be today, next week or next year, remember…