You Can't Succeed Without This Tip.

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Fear of failure is what keeps most people from achieving success or obtaining and maintaining happiness. We race to the finish line to never jog a mile. The shameful fact is all of you can change your lives. All we need is some improvement. You can right now begin to think in terms of prosperity, good thoughts, roll over the barriers of the naysayers and do what you need to do in order to achieve those goals.

What's stopping you is your lack of initiative. It's all about the desire to be more than what you are. This is what sets you apart from those who talk, but never walk.

A young man asked Socrates how he could get wisdom.

Socrates replied, "Come with me." He took the lad to the river, pushed the boy's head under water, held it there until the boy was gasping for air, then relaxed and released his head.

When the boy regained his composure, he asked him, "What did you most desire when you were underwater?"
"I wanted air," Said the boy.

Socrates said to him, "When you want wisdom as much as you wanted air when you were underwater, then you will receive it".

Likewise, if you have an intense desire to pursue happiness through goal completion nothing can conquer your thirst for triumph besides you.
As Napoleon Hill said "Desire is the starting point of all great successes". A desire to be happy drives out fear of failure.

A desire to be successful drives out pessimistic habits of criticisms. A desire to be happy right now can be strong enough to make this demand occur. The strength of your desire determines the strength of your will power.

You must will yourself to do what you know you should do, even if you don't feel like it. Your mind is a bargaining center, whatever you ask, it will provide you. Want happiness, why wait. Start setting goals, become grateful and help others be whole again.

Let me share with you one of my favorite poems by J.B Rittenhouse:

"I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid."

All great successes and failures are preceded through a great desire. Crowned at the top of the sphere is a spot waiting for you. A place for the new happy goal oriented you. Bargain for more than a shine coin of George Washington. Bargain for the universe, you're sure to get it.

Are you guys ready to reach for the stars, just to get an ariel glimpse of the moon?

Sincerely Yours,

Jonathan Figaro, TheDropoutkid
#succeed #tip
  • Profile picture of the author tk226
    Nice and great uplifting message.
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  • Profile picture of the author ekstar
    Well said...

    "A desire to be happy drives out fear of failure."
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    • Profile picture of the author ucajack
      Yes indeed a happy mind is conducive to great success.
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      • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
        Failure is inevitable at some point. Keep your chin up and always keep learning!
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  • Profile picture of the author shanju2107
    well said


    this will help me alot...


    thnx...for being make me happy
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  • Profile picture of the author hazel0513
    "When you want wisdom as much as you wanted air when you were underwater, then you will receive it".

    Like this one.

    Share with you warriors another quote from the book "The 4-Hour Workweek".

    The most important actions are never comfortable.

    What is the worst can happen if you take action?

    It is really not that scary, so take the first step out, then second step, then third...
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  • Profile picture of the author vem
    Thanks for this some good quotes in there. and yes you should learn to be happy even in failure.
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  • Profile picture of the author ken.online
    thanks information
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  • Profile picture of the author adamdaly
    Great tips! we should always look at the positive side of every situation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Dodson
    It's that constant hunger for success that keeps me awake 20+ hours a day. It just won't leave me alone!

    I'm grateful for this insatiable thirst. Without it, I'd be a full-time slacker.
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  • Profile picture of the author SUPER Louie
    Failure is what makes us stronger because we actually learn not to do it again. The truth is... everybody has fears, but have the courage go on anyhow because it will be worth it
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  • Profile picture of the author SeekingNothing
    Purity of Intent is an awesome thing.

    Why? Desire turns to action. Action changes things in physical reality.

    Everything else is careful observation so you know what you're changing and iterating more effective versions.
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    Fear of failure can be a very strong motivating factor. The strongest motivating factor is fear.
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  • Profile picture of the author bank1010
    Socrates was one interesting teacher that's for sure
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    • Profile picture of the author ENJ Media
      Good post! Yes the fear of failure can really come into play in IM. As a matter of fact, a lot of what we do online is based on overcoming mental challenges and barriers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua526
    Very inspiring and uplifting. That poem I heard from an audiolesson by Earl Nightingale, and I also admire Napoleon Hill.
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    • Profile picture of the author AdvapointSolar
      Great shared quotes guys! It is an uplifting message for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Walker
    Interesting post, the post really makes a point, In IM fear of failure do exist and it impacts alot of our work!
    And those are very inspirational quotes.
    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Lassiter
    Excellent post. I'll share a favorite quote of mine about fear:

    "Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." Bertrand Russell
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  • Profile picture of the author ashleytwo
    Nice tips. I think fear of failure really holds people back. We tend to take failure personally so we don't try to take risks. I think removing a bit of the "taking it personally" thing helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Lassiter
    A fellow warrior posted this inspiring video in another thread here on how to find the strength to take action.

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  • Profile picture of the author Newview
    Fantastic Posts Failure and fear of failure are two huge obstacles to overcome. I have them listed as two separate items because they truly are. If you try and fail, it takes courage and strength to pick yourself up and try again. Fear of failure is just as difficult, as the fear of failure is what holds you back, and makes you afraid of taking action. Important lessons on succeeding. Thank you for posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author abond
    Don't forget you have (as T Harv Eker described) a financial thermometer that dictates how much money you can earn. Notice how both people whom lost a fortune are able to make it again while people that win lotteries go back to their original financial state (this isn't speculations, I've seen stories).
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