You may not think so at the time; but, struggling is a good thing…a really good thing.
“Trying is the same thing as doing.”
What a great quote that is, huh. Why is it the same you ask?
Because as long as you continue to try you eventually do, right?
The problem is that as we get older and more experienced we are taught and begin to “learn” that failure could be a possibility so we shouldn’t try at all.
Can you even imagine this mentality with a new born baby? Can you imagine after your child has tried walking for weeks without much success eventually telling them, “This walking thing doesn’t appear to be working out for you. Let’s just stop trying altogether.”
Perhaps one of the craziest things you’ve ever heard.
But, we send and receive this message all the time as adults.
So, people quit even trying to do something because we may not succeed the first time…or second…or seventh…
The MASSIVE upside to this is that the more times we try and do not succeed almost always the better the reward at the other end.
If you are trying to accomplish something and it takes you 100 times to succeed, can you imagine the feeling and gratification of finally succeeding?
But, beyond that there also seems to be a direct correlation to how challenging a task is to the amount of the reward at the end.
So, in business if something is easy to do chances are the financial reward at the other end is less. If it takes several times to finally succeed the rewards are often much greater.
What’s the greatest thing you have tried recently that you finally succeeded in doing that had significant upside after completion?