Using Failure To Fuel Your Future

How you think about failure is a determining factor on your future success.

I was thinking as I came across an article in The Wall Street Journal this morning, and it was talking about the airline industry and how much they’ve been rocked and Southwest Airlines reported their profit in June last year… 

in June quarter last year, they made $741 million dollars last year and the June quarter this year, they lost $915 million. 

Again… just the same quarter a year ago, they profited $741 million in this quarter. This year they lost $915 million for the quarter. And that got me thinking about something that Tony Robbins teaches so well… 

He says that success makes you party, but failure makes you ponder and you learn more by pondering than you do by partying. 

So how can we apply that in our lives?

You know, today, as I look at life and I think about what is going on in the world and what has happened and the changes in the landscape of business, environment, and economics, and jobs, and health, in so many different things… in life, we don’t learn much by partying. 

But right now, one of the biggest beauties that I can point out from this Covid “pandemic,” if you will, is that it has helped most people refocus their priorities. 

It’s helped most people open their eyes and helped people now start businesses that didn’t have one before because they all of a sudden say, “you know, I need to take life into my own control.” 

People realize the need for their product or service in the marketplace because a lot of people have canceled or stopped paying for things that they don’t need, but they are paying for, or continuing to pay for, and buying things that they do need. Therefore, it’s made people have to get more creative. It has stimulated creativity. 

It has stimulated the need to connect, even though how do we connect through social distancing? We do that through social media. We do that through Zoom platforms. We do that through meetings and social social distancing from one another. 

It’s made people that were reluctant to embrace the 21st century technologies to actually embrace it. It has enabled people to get more done in less time. 

Right now I’m as busy as I’ve ever been, but I know a lot of people who all of a sudden find that they’re able to be more productive and actually have more time on their hands and to be able to smell the roses and to see the sunshine and spend time with their families and spend time with their friends and spend more time on health and wellness and well-being and education and reading books, all of these beautiful things that come from what? 

Not from a successful party, but from failure and pondering. And we learn more by pondering than we do by partying. 

So what area of your life can you turn from a challenge, from a negative, from a set back from something that is unfortunate… that is frustrating… How can you turn that into something that’s fascinating? How can you take your current times in life and say, “what is beautiful about this? What am I learning from this? What can I learn from this? What can I embrace from this? How can I help other people through this?” 

We learn more by pondering than we do by partying. 

Always remember, you’re only one strategy away! 

Talk to you guys soon.

God bless you.

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