There is No Such Thing As Failure

As I said in my earlier post Success and FailureOne of the presuppositions of NLP is that:  ‘There is no such thing as failure – only feedback’.

In the following article, taken from articlesbase.com, Richard Macalintal talks of his experiences.

Richard Macalintal Richard is motivational and success blogger who aims to help people thru blogging. He is a computer engineer by profession, internet savvy, online marketer and web developer.
“Sharing Passion. Helping People One Blog at a Time.”

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There is No Such Thing As Failure

There is no such thing as failure, there are only results. If it’s not the one you desire, change your course of action and try again. Then you’ll produce another result.

I have to thank Anthony Robbins for these very nice words of inspiration. He clearly stated this on his book “Unlimited power“, which I am highly suggesting you all to grab a copy and read.

Oftentimes, most of us dwell on the failures that we often have in our life. Whether it’s life related, work related, relationship or other things. As a result, it sends too much message to our brain and thinks ourselves as a failure. The effect of this thinking could be well devastated for some. For some, it could lower the much needed self confidence.

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“I have not failed a thousand times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those thousand ways will not work” ~ Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison, the inventor of light bulb, was approached by a reporter during his time and was asked this question. “How does it feel to have failed a thousand times?” The great inventor responded, “I have not failed a thousand times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those thousand ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.” Several thousand more of these successes followed, but Edison finally found the one that would work, and invented the light bulb.

In my blogging career, I’ve acquired several blog sites and domains. I’ve made a couple of investments ranging from few bucks to few hundred bucks. On the initial stage where I purchased these sites, my emotions are high and my expectations are way above the ceiling that I could make this blog site a top one. Along the way, I didn’t get what I wanted, and ending up abandoning those blog sites which I previously thought would give me a big shot in the online community. I didn’t consider those experiences as failures. I charge it to experience and learning that will fuel me to blog more. If I dwell and focus on it negatively, I shouldn’t have this blog right now.

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“Failure is an imaginary thing”

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Failure is an imaginary thing; it’s just the outcome of everything and anything we do. It is an attitude that most of us are having, especially when times that we get different results from what we expected.

Let’s condition our mind and think of it positively. There may be another way to do it successfully. It doesn’t matter how many times we do this cycle, as long as we obtained the kind of results that we want.

Keep on focusing that we only need one chance to make it all work. It’s just in our mind, there’s no such thing as failure.

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