How many of us, in our day to day lives, are plagued by that little voice inside?
You know it.
The one that says:
- “you’re not good enough,”
- “you’re not smart enough,” or
- “you’re not worth it.”
The one that tells us that we are going to fail at a task even before we even get started.
We all have heard this voice at some point in our life. But how you deal with it makes you a leader and a winner. If you allow it to consume you and if you listen to it before you ever start, then all is not lost.
Because contrary to what many of us think, failure is sometimes okay. As long as from failure, we get back up and keep going. This is the mark of a true leader.
Leaders fail every day.
But what they do not allow is for the failure to consume or define them.
They take it in stride as a learning lesson and keep on going.
Look at some of the great leaders.
Did Bill Clinton allow the Monica Lewinsky situation to define his presidency? No.
Did Nelson Mandela’s years in prison deter his spirit and his rise to leadership? No.
These are just a few that I can think of.
Bottom line, never allow FAILURE TO DWELL IN YOU. It is something to learn and grow from. It is not you and you are not it.