If there's one thing in life I believe is absolutely essential to our achievement it's that we keep in mind that each day offers us the chance to learn from our previous mistakes (and thus make progress as we move towards new goals!). The catch is we have to allow ourselves to put our failures behind us! I'll be the first to admit that at times this is hard, but trust me when I tell you it's absolutely essential to you're making progress and seeing positive things transform in your life.

One thing that really helps me is looking at it from the view point that our failures and mistakes are very much a natural part of the process of success. I know it sounds crazy, but it's absolutely true! If you don't believe me I'll challenge you to find one case in which someone you deem as successful didn't have to deal with some form of adversity or failure. It's impossible. Thomas J. Watson (founder of IBM) say's it best when he stated, "Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple. Double your rate of failure".

Using our disappointments and failures as teachers can be an extremely powerful tool with regards to achieving our goals...Your friend in cyberspace, Josh Hinds

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By Josh Hinds
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