On what does success or failure depend?

Fact: Failure is the refusal to establish a plan of action and then working towards its accomplishment, no matter whats in the way.

We never learn deeply enough that failure is a matter of choices. It has zero to do with having no money, talent, or time. It is simply this: refusing to work towards achieving your goals, nothing more.

People who have no goals or motivation live boring uneventful lives. They have no purpose or excitement and they often feel like failures.

That you might have failed in a business or job is not a failure, treat it as a learning experience on how not to fail again.

You’ve simply discovered ways of how not to run a business or do a job.

Success means being able to chart your way through the confusing maze of life and you’ll find yourself doing things you often don’t want to do. But, if you want to succeed you’re going to have to… OR — you can continue to live a mediocre life.

In any new venture you won’t always know exactly what lies ahead, or how to handle what might come up and thats ok, dealing with what comes up, and facing it with confidence is part of the journey. Or — Don’t go anywhere or do anything because you fear failure. Where’s the fun in that?

Fact: There’s no such thing as trying…

That’s right, there’s no such thing as trying. It’s a fallacy, trying is a word used by many to justify and explain failure.

Truthfully speaking, when you are working towards a goal, you will either fail or succeed, you’ll either make it or you won’t. Its like breathing, you either breath or you don’t, there’s no in between. That’s the harsh truth of it…

Also immediate success is not a good way to measure failure. More plainly stated, you tried something new for a few days and it didn’t work so you quit.

It takes time for your actions to show results. Be patient, stay on course and be conscious of the sign posts telling you that you might need to adjust course, re-check your road map and make the adjustments you need to get back on track.

Drop “I tried” from your vocabulary. It’s a devastating excuse and I’ve seen parents tell their kids to just try their best. Excuses for failure I say… nothing more.

When you hit a huge unsolvable problem, simply get back into the race with a new and improved plan. Continue to check and adjust your flight path or direction.

Its insane to turn your car around after a few wrong turns on a road trip.

Would you turn around and quit on the path toward your goals? Or, check that you entered the correct address, adjust course and keep going.

Fact: “Trying Is Lying”

Brendan Rehman
Founder & CEO @ EverFox.com “& I write code.” 
Decide with confidence. Act with purpose…