Embrace Failure.

'The Daily Dose' By Matt Potts
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"Don't let your motivation burnout."

The best of us all lose sight of our dreams at times. 

Even the most driven of us will go through seasons where we fundamentally doubt our ability to achieve our goals in life.

Perhaps that is you today.

Once so full of life, energy and hope.

Now perhaps you feel dead, tired and pessimistic. 

How do you recover?

Where do you get your motivation again?

Will you ever get your courage back to take risks?

There are many answers to these questions but one can only talk from experience.

My hunch is though, as an entrepreneur, there is a voice within you that is impossible to silence.

That creative way you seek to solve a problem, those ideas that flood your mind… 

They will always be there. It never goes away. It’s who you are.

Right now you should feel encouraged.

Particularly with the story I am about to share.

Do you know how many times Thomas Edison failed before he invented the lightglobe?

5?

10?

100?

None of the above.

1000 actually.

1000 attempts!

1000 reasons to quit.

1000 opportunities to burnout.

Instead they were…

1000 steps towards success.

Failure and discouragement are inevitable realities of the journey of success.

You have to embrace, enjoy and even savour these moments.

Try to resist and avoid these them? 

You guessed it.

You’ll burn out.

So I’m going to force myself to keep it pretty practical. 

I have to, cause I think too much!

Tip’s to avoid burnout according to Matt Potts;

    1. Rest [this is actually your secret weapon]

    2. Recreation [this will refuel you and depressurise the journey]

    3. Relationships [no venture is worth the most important thing on this planet, our relationships. Invest in them -they make you who you are]

Let me close this with an incredible quote;

“Our achievements speak for themselves. 

What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts.

We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.

We see our past achievements as the end result of a clean forward thrust,

and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.”

~ Eric Hoffer

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