When you are failing, it doesn’t mean you are a failure.
I’m reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker. I picked up this book when I was struggling with my finances.
The questions I often asked myself were:
“Why am I not earning as much as I wish I could?”
“Is there a secret that I don’t know about money?”
Of course, becoming a millionaire would be nice, especially when it will allow you to have the time freedom to help others. But I’m reading the book not because I am obsessed about money, but because I feel there is something I’m missing about money — maybe a technique, a secret, a key, or a mindset.
I feel there is a switch that still hasn’t turned on for me with regard to my finances.
But at the beginning of the book, there is one lesson that really changed my perspective not only on money but also on how I see myself:
“If you’re not doing as well as you’d like, all that means is there’s something you don’t know.”
Whenever there is something that is not working in my life, I used to drown myself in self-pity.
I tell myself, “I’m a loser” or “I’m a failure,” which can be self-defeating and can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
But, that line from the book had a profound effect for me in the last couple of weeks since I read it.
I began to see failure merely as a lack of information, skill, or experience.
Whenever something is not working out, whether at work, in my personal life, or in this dream of mine to become a full-time blogger, I now look at it as a need to learn more or to discover a solution.
Things are not working out not because I’m a failure or a loser. I just need more knowledge, skill, or experience.
With that in mind, failure ceases to be personal.
What’s not working in your life? What do you need to learn?