The idea that we should expect other people to change to make our world better is what my dad would have called a “pipe dream.” So often we ask everyone else to make changes, but in reality, we’re the ones who must make the change.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
Many people each year enter into a hospital or into their doctors’ offices to get one thing checked; they walk out with a diagnosis for a disease or an illness that just shocks them. They discover issues from cancer to heart problems to the form of epilepsy that I have. The feeling is, “I didn’t walk into here with that disease, but now I am walking out with one.”
These people must make changes to their lives to take better care of themselves, change things that will fix their health or help them to have a longer life.
The same thing happens when we fail at something — a bad business venture, a bad marriage. They do not mean the end of the world, simply the end of a vision or the end of a relationship.
If you want your next business to succeed you must make changes to avoid it happening again. Just like those diagnosed with a serious illness must make changes to live. You make changes to find success.
No matter what you failed at yesterday, it’s the changes you make today that will determine your success. Embracing change is the best form of growth and success.
I want to leave you with a call to action: what changes are you going to make? Take some time today to look back at what failures you have made, ask yourself, “What have I learned? What changes do I need to make?”
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, find what you love to do and become highly profitable doing it. Are you ready to make changes to rock your 2013?