One of the reasons most people do not live their life purpose is fear of failure. I know this to be true because I too could have written my book many years ago but the fear of failure kept me postponing what I knew was going to be life changing for me. My heart knew I could do it but my mind said who do you think is going to be interested in your book. But my fear of failure plummeted after I attended a book writing workshop in 2012 in the USA which was held by my mentor John C Maxwell. It was then that I made up my mind to start working on my book project , and a year later the book “AN IMMIGRANT WITH A PLAN” was born. Even when I was busy putting the book together I would have doubts in my mind from time to time whether I would see this project to its logical conclusion as my thoughts would often revert to previous projects which ended up as failure stories. However, this time round, I was determined to finish writing my book. I have been encouraged by positive feedback from people who have read my book. For example, I recall one mother who bought a copy for her herself and then later came back to to buy another copy for her son who was in prison and she said “Maybe my son will find his life purpose through your book”. Its a wonderful feeling that nearly brought tears to my eyes to imagine that this mother believed that my book could have a positive impact on her son’s life.
How I am always thankful to God that I did not let my past failures stop me from turning my long cherished dream into reality.
The Take Away:
Make failure work for you by turning it into your springboard to a better tomorrow.
Recognize the educational value of failure.
Recognize that failure is another hidden opportunity for growth.
Recognize that failure separates winners from losers.
I once read somewhere that……Thomas Edison often remarked that many people who failed in life simply didn’t realize how close to success they were when they gave up.
This is my story and I am sticking to it!