When was the last time you failed… to reach success?

Success & Failure – A Belief is a thought you keep thinking

“We are not born with beliefs, but we do give birth to them.” ~ Randy Friedman, Co-author of The Athletic Mindset Do you believe you will fail or do believe you will succeed? Either way you’re right! Your thoughts are just that, your thoughts. Since no one can tell you how to think, when to think, or what to think, you own your thoughts and these thoughts eventually become your beliefs. That’s why we say, “we do give birth to beliefs.” Do you think thoughts can change? They can, if you think they can, they won’t if you think they won’t. So many athletes, inventors, scientists and business people have failed, succeeded, failed again and succeeded again. The key here is that failure is not truly failure until you’ve given up completely. In order to make any dream a reality you must continue to believe in your abilities, and “want the ball.” This is one of the core teachings in the athletic mindset.

Someone will Win

If history has taught us anything, it’s that winning is not easy yet someone will always win. All successful people believed in their inner power to think, to believe, to think like a great athlete (the Athletic Mindset) to be the best. They knew they had to keep “wanting the ball” (their dream and ultimate goal). These winners all struck out at the plate time after time, and they all knew it was better to brush themselves off and get up to bat just one more time. That one more time you get up to bat may be a home run, so make sure you keep swinging!

They failed and made History

More will fail over and over again before they will succeed. It’s inevitable that most will fail before success because we never go directly to the top without some faulty serves, multiple strikeouts, or getting sacked by a 300 pound tackle. Think about all the times you wanted to give up, but didn’t… and then think about these failed before success stories below.
  • Albert Einstein’s doctoral dissertation was rejected and was called “irrelevant.”
  • Walt Disney went bankrupt four times before he became a great success.
  • Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.
  • Dr. Seuss’s first children’s book was rejected by 23 publishers.
  • Thomas Edison failed over and over before his invention of the light bulb worked… he is quoted as saying, “I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”
  Athletic mindset bubble About The Athletic Mindset  – Although we won’t teach you how to throw a pitch in baseball, put top spin in your tennis or break 100 in golf, we DO enhance your business, your personal life, and everywhere else you want to raise the bar using Athletic Mindset Coaching, Training Workshops & Keynotes. We help employees feel better about themselves, encourage mentorship, and incorporate employee engagement into your corporate culture.

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