Failure. This has been a true lesson for me for the past year and a half to two years. I have had some disabilities diagnosed that have caused me to convince myself of failure. People have even recommended that I quit working and apply for disability benefits. There’s a whole long list of things I can’t do, and a longer list of why I will fail. But is that really true, or are they made-up scenarios in my head that I have just convinced myself of? I think the latter is actually the truth.
Lee has suggested that I could do what he does. I could have a business like this too. No, Lee. Let’s not get crazy! I can’t. Well, why can’t I?
I think we all reach this point, wheret the thing standing between us and success is a fear of failure. To quote Lee, “Did you really fail, or did you find a way that doesn’t work?” That’s the question! And here is the answer: Failure is absolutely subjective when we want to do better with our lives, but are convinced we will fail. And we can be convinced whether someone has told us we will fail, or we decide that we will for ourselves.