One of the most liberating realisations you can have on your road to success is that your past does not dictate your future.
Many people make the mistake of referring to their past in order to obtain a prediction of their future. They say things like:<
"My last two business ventures have failed so I guess I’ll never have a successful business"
"I’ve always had problematic relationships so I guess I’ll never meet the right person"
It’s very important to realise that no matter what has happened in the past, your future is still an open field of possibilities.
Many of the world’s most successful people have achieved their success after perservering in the face of hardship and failure. For example:
- The Beatles were turned down by the Decca recording company but they went on to become one of the most successful bands of all time.
- Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basket ball team but he went on to become one of the most successful basketball players in the world.
- Joanne Rowling struggled through a collapsed marriage and occasionally had to skip meals to make sure she had enough money to feed her four month old baby but she went on to sell over 400 million copies of her books and become the highest earning novelist in history.
As these examples show, past failures and hardships do not exclude you from future success. In fact it is often through failure that people develop the skills and strength of character they need to succeed.
No matter how many times you have failed in the past, always remember this important fact:
Your Past Does Not Dictate Your Future
As you read this article, your future is filled with endless possibilities – there are new opportunities waiting to be discovered, new relationships waiting to blossom and new adventures waiting to begin.
So I encourage you today to turn away from the failures of the past and instead look forward to creating your future success.
Until Next Time,
Dare To Dream!