I will persist until I succeed
If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed… Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I will persist and I will succeed . Mandino, Og. The Greatest Salesman.
Week 10 of MKMMA and I am grateful for the new scroll. It came to me at just the right time. Feeling wayward last week, rebelling against this experience and allowing my watchman at the gate to rest, I felt this scroll was written just for me and presented itself just at the exact right moment. A sigh of relief expelled from my mouth when I began reading it.
Last week I had been pricked by the picador of life with the lance of the blade mighty, the sting crippling but alas “Henceforth will I recognise that each day I am tested by life in like manner. If I persist, If I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward I will succeed.”
Whilst we like to idealise about what success is, how it looks, how it is achieved and almost always hope that it is a straight and easy path, it is of course not linear and at times not easy. The path to success may confront us with steep hills and sharp turns (blind spots) and when it does that niggling negative voice often replays phrases such as “quit now, it’s hopeless, it’s unworkable”. I wrote of my own experience confronting obstacles in week 6 https://masterkeymiltona.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/week-6-mkmma-ordinary-life-vs-extraordinary-life/ Scroll III has asked me to never consider defeat and remove these phrases of despair from my vocabulary along with “cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless and retreat” (unless of course its a relaxing retreat – in the holiday sense).
Today I begin a new life and I will succeed
Up until now fear of failure was a common scenario in my life. I was very successful at not failing because I never attempted to accomplish anything that would see me fail nor bring me success. I hid behind the veil of my fear. I wanted the easy way to success – the linear path. Awesome way to live right?
This week I am removing the veil, like a husband does his wife on their wedding day. Although he has seen the same face for many years he sees new beauty is in wife’s face when he lifts her veil. I am seeing myself as if for the first time like a husband sees his wife on their wedding day.
From this day forward I no longer fear failure. I embrace it.
I invite you to embrace your failures and look upon them as lessons. Lessons to steer you in the right direction, the right direction for your life, not the right direction for someone else’s life.
“Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times” Napoleon Hill
Many of those who we view as successful people, have too failed.
I am a successful person and I fail. I fail because I know this is my path to success. I fail because I appreciate the lessons of failure. I fail to appreciate the 10,000 ways things do not work. Just like Edison and the light bulb. I fail so that I can share my success just as Edison did. I embrace failure and it is no longer my enemy it is my friend.