Hello and welcome to this mini blog on turning your FAILURES in to OPPORTUNITIES.
Have you ever felt like a failure? Those stupid mistakes that you feel you should have seen coming that cost you time, money, energy and your self worth! Have you been stuck in that place in your business where you don’t know which way to go, and you are frightened of doing something incase you get it wrong and mess up AGAIN! Do you worry about what others will think and that you will be on the receiving end of someone’s judgement (usually your own), ‘I told you so’ or ‘well you got that wrong didn’t you’? BLAH BLAH BLAH!
Have you noticed that the more you worry about messing things up, the more you actually DO mess things up? Or you focus on the times when things go wrong because you are expecting them to, and you fail to notice the other 99 times when you did things really well! Does this ring a bell? Are you nodding your head and saying ‘yep that’s me’?
Ok so if this IS you then let me tell you a few ‘truths’ about your brain and how you are setting yourself up for FAILURE. Then we can take a look at how you can shake it up and do something different so that you look for opportunities in your perceived failures.
So you might have heard of the term ‘Self Fulfilling Prophecy? Basically in a nutshell what this means is that whatever you expect to be true, it is eventually likely to be confirmed. So if you expect to fail then you are more likely to keep on failing. You end up aligning your actions in order to fulfil the belief, even though you are trying really hard not to fail!
So this is a bit rubbish when you are in business and you want to create an ABUNDANT and successful business, right? Failure after failure is unlikely to leave you feeling like you have an abundant business.
✴️ So what can you do to turn your failures in to OPPORTUNITIES and even better have LESS failures (we all have failures so it’s unrealistic to say we won’t have any).
Here are 3 easy ways to create your abundant business and find opportunity in the failure.
TAKE THE LEARNING: What did you learn from the ‘failure’? What do you now know that you don’t want to repeat? How did you overcome it?
EXPECT SUCCESS: Our brains are patterning systems so the more we repeat the same thought or behaviour the better we get at it. We get good at what we practice. Expect failure and you will get really good at failing! Expect success and you will get success. Rewiring your brain takes time and practice.
CONSCIOUSLY CHOOSE SUCCESS: Every time you notice a failure thought creep in then STOP! Thoughts are just thoughts, they are not real. They only become real when we put meaning and a story to them. Consciously noticing them and interrupting the pattern can break the habit when practiced enough. Imagine a big red button stopping the thought taking the pathway of negativity and failure. Say to yourself instead “I expect and deserve success”. Keep ‘doing’ it.
The more you practice SUCCESS thinking instead of FAILURE thinking, the more opportunity will knock on your door. Abundance and opportunity are already available to you, you just have to be willing to receive.
YOUR ABUNDANT BUSINESS is waiting on the other side of FAILURE 💫
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Love Sarah x