“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” — Henry Ford
How many of us are actually grateful for the our past failures? Your failures, and your successes, actually helped shape who you are today, both in your work and personal life.
So then, knowing we often feel grateful for our past experiences, to include our failures, why do we ‘what if’ ourselves about our future?
What if I don’t do well in that new role?
What if I bomb giving that presentation?
What if I lose my job?
Well, what if those fears you have do come true? Then what?
Or, what if you nail it?
Failures and successes pave the way to your future. What if, instead of looking at future opportunities with fear, you had gratitude? Go into an experience with your eyes wide open, and don’t let fear be the reason you don’t try.