Breaking habits and not being afraid to fail will lead to success

Will you jump out of your comfort zone?

Everyone’s life is different, with an infinite number of factors contributing to success or failure. And there are patterns in the ways in which we habitually interact with our experiences. Over time, those patterns define our results.

Habits are hard to change.  Many of us talk about the need to change; change our life, change our attitude, change our results, change our approach. The basis of the self-help movement is providing strategies for change. Often this involves a decision about taking another path, usually out of our comfort zone, for the first time.

Our comfort zone provides the protection of the familiar and the easy. We become complacent and blinkered to opportunities that are presented to us. Even when we do make the break, it’s easy to snap back unless we work hard to make a permanent change.

Sometimes it isn’t about black or white, success or failure. The next time you want to explore an opportunity ask ‘am I prepared to try’.

This approach to life is to take a risk, learn from it, and apply the new knowledge and understanding to the next stage of the journey. Develop your skills along the path and keep going until you’re successful.  Failure is an essential part of this strategy.

Taking calculated risks are the essence of achievement. You have to fear failure enough to work hard to make the risk pan out successfully, but not so much that you don’t risk in the first place. Viewed through the lens of learning, failure is at least as beneficial as success. Working only on things you’re pretty sure will work significantly limits what you can achieve. Instead, take risks. And then see what happens.

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One Response to “Breaking habits and not being afraid to fail will lead to success”

  1. paulhassing Says:

    Well, I gotta hand it to you, WLB2. You rose to the challenge and won through to a difficult goal. Congratulations! I tips me ‘at ter yer. Picked onions ahoy! P. 🙂

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