1. Do you love the game?
2. Can you learn from defeat?
3. Can you come back from a devastating loss and be stronger than the day before?
So let’s see what happened in Star Wars
In “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the great master Yoda looked at an old, broken Luke Skywalker who had given up on his calling. Luke believed he was a failure, and that he no longer had a purpose. Master Yoda put up a finger, interrupting Luke and demanding his attention, then whispered, “The greatest teacher, failure is.”
Here is some truth for you: no one cares about your goals. As I grow older I realize people think way less about me than I imagine they do.
GYM – All those people looking at you at the gym? They are not. They are either on their phones or imagining everyone is looking at them.
RELATIONS – Your boyfriend/girlfriend, your parents, your friends — they support you, but your goals are up to YOU, not them. They aren’t lifting the weights, eating a high-performance diet, or limiting distractions like Netflix and social media. They aren’t staying up late at night with the jitters because of some competition the next day.
So what to do?
Take ownership of your experience and stay focused on the goals that are under your control. In the end, those close to you will love you whether you win or you lose. So be the reason you succeed, knowing that even your best effort may result in a defeat.
You will fail, yes you will fail. No harm!
When you take big risk, failures are inevitable to achieve ambitious goals. Its important that we recognize this before we begin. You will learn more from your failures and they will only make you better. There is hardly any learning in success. Embrace failure and move on with your head high.
Never a failure as there is always a lesson, failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.
When you start looking for lessons at each failure you are already ahead of the game. Attitude has a lot to do with how we perceive our failures. Its important to figure out what went wrong and what you could have done differently to avoid the failure.
Remember, you are not a product of your circumstances. You are a product of your decisions.
So what is success?
“Success is never owned. It’s rented and the rent is due every day.”