Did you know the Levi Strauss was originally a tentmaker in the 1850’s?
He used a heavy-duty denim fabric he had invented to make tents.
He failed at his tent-endeavor.
I wonder what we would all be wearing if he would have succeeded?
Good morning! I have always found “hidden success” stories interesting and representative of how many successes are journeys including obstacles, “failures,” detours, roadblocks, and road bumps. I believe obstacles, “failures,” detours, roadblocks and road bumps are ingredients of success. Challenges teach us to stretch our thinking, reframe a situation, expand and explore possibilities.
If I could redefine success, I would make the definition read: A series of mistakes, small steps, accomplishments, detours, road blocks, dreams, and persistence eventually leading to a desired or discovered goal.
With this definition, perhaps we might expect these “side-steps” and take them in stride versus seeing them as reasons to abandon a goal. These are not steps backward, but required steps toward a desired end result.
Post this new definition of success somewhere you will see it regularly. How could reframing your thinking in this way help you move forward versus step backward?
(Write this in your Catch-All Notebook) and say it aloud at least several times today:
There is no such thing as a setback.
Every step, whether desired or undesired, planned or unexpected, is a step toward success.