Failure is probably not something you want to read about on a any day of the week, but hear me out…It is not a bad thing, in fact it is one of the key ingredients to success.

Thomas Edison failed at his attempt to invent the light bulb about 10,000 times, Walt Disney filed for bankruptcy 6 times before his dream for Disney World came to fruition.

I have been through failures in my life and in my career and those experiences fuelled my motivation to reach for my goals with such tenacity more than anything else.

I failed my university entrance exam 5 times, dropped out of a Master’s degree, got fired from a previous job – right in the middle of a recession and 3 weeks to my wedding, I’ve been passed up for promotion a few times while other colleagues who didn’t perform as efficiently as I did, got promoted.

But these experiences made me strive for success and I have been able to turn around seemingly hopeless situations into positive ones.

I have been blessed with opportunities to work at some amazing organizations doing something I love. I get to choose my own work schedule and the types of projects I prefer to work on, I asked for a promotion and I got it, I also asked for a raise and I got that too.

So what changed? Sometimes we fall in to the trap of feeling sorry for ourselves and having pity parties rather than getting off our butts and doing something to change the adverse situations we find ourselves.

Heck! Life happens, but you can take the bull by the horn, get out there and get what you want in life! And guess what? The universe aligns with you, when you’re tenacious, when you refuse to accept no for an answer, when you dust yourself up and apply for that job again even though you’ve been rejected several times, when you take action and pursue what you want in life.

You don’t have to remain where you are, “the difference between who you are and who you want to be, Is what you do” – Bill Phillips. Take action, don’t remain stuck.

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