In Case You’re Wondering, I’m a Failure


My name is David and I’m a Flambé.

Dang it! I did it again!

Constantly!
I fail. I fail constantly. Probably. Dang it, I should have stuck with decisiveness.

If there is one thing I can count on it’s making moose steaks. ** ahem ** mistakes. I’m a pro. I’m like the John Elton of mistakes. Sorry: Elton John.

I’m quite good at time. Tim. THEM! Mistakes, anyway. I’m good at them. If it weren’t for spell check and grammar check I just might be unintelligible.

Focus
And yet I’m so good at focus. I can spend all day focusing on a single thing. Like how I fail all the time, how I’m a failure, and how I fail. Did I mention I fail? Now that’s focus!

The thing is that we all make mistakes. And we all have focus. And it’s very easy to apply that focus to our shortcomings. It’s good to understand them so we can improve, but it’s not good to focus on them. Why? Well, why not take this quick 30-second test and find out?

Hold on. Did you take the test? You might have thought you didn’t need to, but you kinda do. It’s seriously quick though. Really. We’ll wait.

Something Better
Instead of focusing on our failures, let’s focus on our successes. You’re reading this which means you’re trying to improve and trying to learn. It also means you’ve learned how to read.

Every day you do so many things just like this to move forward, and yet you probably don’t appreciate all the good you do. You nitpick your mistakes, but you probably require an act of congress to appreciate your successes.

Why not appreciate your accomplishments, even the easy ones? Why not focus on what you’re doing well? Why not give yourself a pat on the back? Why not take that focus and use it to see yourself for all your potential?

We may fail, and do it often, but we succeed often too. My name is David and I’m a success.

Now it’s your turn.

David Bishop

David is CEO of Cedowin Productions, dedicated to helping you live your best life through positive habits. He has inspired tens of thousands to improve habits and communication through books, articles, workshops, and apps. He is the creator of AweVenture, helping families enjoy fantastic, active experiences and Zombie Goals, literally making building healthy habits a game. He’s authored several books including How to Create Amazing Presentations, 7 Steps to Better Relationships, and The Man in the Pit, which helps people who have loved ones struggling with depression.

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