The path to greatness, just like any other path whether material or metaphorical has to start somewhere, there’s always a beginning and for this path, in particular, that beginning is failure. Yes, you read that right, it’s failure.
There’s this certain effect that occurs when you experience failure, in my own personal experience, it’s a realisation that the only way to go is forward, I have a chance, as long as I’m breathing to start anew. And that effect is incredibly special because from that moment on you begin to realise and open your eyes to ideas you hadn’t considered or perhaps never believed in before.
That the fear of failure makes you stronger than you were before, a concept that’s uttered throughout many of my blog posts, having the strength to, first of all try, and then fail gets you ahead of the game because there are always people out there who don’t take the first step.
It’s quantity that leads to quality, whatever it is that you do, ensure that you put time and effort, but most of all time into it. The more you practice your art, the more experience you have… to fail, then get back up and learn from those mistakes. The important aspect is to keep track of your performance which will help specify exactly what you need to practice more of.
Patience and perseverance are the keys to greatness, along with the time that needs to be spent, there’s a huge amount of willpower that you need because greatness is not an overnight virtue. The difference between the successful and the not-so-successful is that fact that the successful refused to give up, they continued to persevere in the face of obstacles and simply didn’t consider giving up as a viable option.
Support systems are essential, by surrounding yourself with positive people, those that you admire or look up to creates a positive atmosphere and can even lead to a much healthier mindset. When others expect greatness from you, you begin to cultivate that greatness, and from that, you begin to prosper.
This is an incredibly limited number of tips and tricks, and as with success because there are infinite ways to achieve it, there’s an infinite amount of advice, which sadly I don’t have the time to share, yet if you’re interested, check out the links below: