8 Reasons You Should Be Happy When You Fail

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Have you failed at something lately?  If you have, great job.  There isn’t anyone on this planet who can truthfully say they haven’t failed at something at some point in their life.

Failing is a natural part of the growing, maturing and development process of the human race.  We fail because we are growing, we are exploring and we want solutions to life’s problems. We were meant to be curious, and curiosity will eventually lead us to success, but failure is a part of it all.

Unfortunately, we were taught that our failures were a sign weakness, bad luck and bad attempts at trying to improve our lives. The very same mistakes that are a sign of our ongoing attempt at living have been used to discourage and undermine our efforts to become better people.

Whenever we fail, we are tempted to fall apart, get down on ourselves and feel like our lives are over.  We question our intelligence and reason for doing what we did in the first place.

“Failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar

Since we all make mistakes, you must remember that the mistake is never the issue it’s the way you choose to deal with your emotions when you do.  You will feel bad when you fail, and that is normal but giving up on your dreams is never the right thing to do.

Below are 8 steps that will help to free you from the fear of
making mistakes or assist you in forgiving yourself:

1. If you are not making mistakes, you aren’t trying

To improve and succeed at any task, you must be willing to take the risk and taking risk means you might fail.  It is only natural for you to feel bad when you do, but you must remember, that is a sign you are making an attempt to find solutions to life’s problems.  Do not dwell on those mistakes but use them as a learning tool.  Learn the lessons and move on.  If you learn the lessons from your mistakes, you won’t make them again, and you will become stronger, wiser and more experienced.

2. Everybody makes mistakes

As human beings, we are bound to mess up, and that does not exclude anyone.  There are no road maps for dealing with life.  We live our lives by trial and error, so we will make mistakes. Even if someone else has done the job before, to take it to another level you run the risk of making a mistake.  Do not be deterred by that, but view it as an indication you are on to something and something special. Look at what you have done and work harder, but do not give up. You will eventually succeed if you do not quit.

Winston Churchill

3. Your failures are signs you are improving

When you find that you are making mistakes doing the right thing, do not become disheartened, it could mean you are on the right track.  Be encouraged and motivated knowing that your mistakes are helping you to become better at what you are doing.  You will also become stronger and more knowledgeable.  Work hard to make sure your mistakes are better every time.

4. Your failure means you are very courageous

It takes courage to make an attempt at something you have no idea will work or not.  You are investing your time, energy and money into something you have no idea what the results will be.  Even though you might have failed, the fact that you gave it everything you’ve got says a lot about who you are as a person.  Being courageous doesn’t mean you won’t be afraid, it only means even though you are scared to death you are courageous enough to make an attempt.

5. Your failures make you much stronger

After you have failed a few times, you would have become so much more resilient.  When you have failed it is normal to be discouraged, frustrated and even angry but if you choose to get over your disappointment and anger, you will realize how much stronger you are.  You will also be more determined to succeed and to prove to yourself and others that you can indeed succeed.

“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

6. Your failures help you to grow

When you have failed and have gotten over your disappointment, you are much more likely to dig deeper within you for strength you didn’t even know you had.  You will realize what you are truly made of and how resilient you are.  To become stronger and to grow you have to be stretched, and failure will help you to find within you the strength to continue.  Failure helps you move away from what is comfortable.

Many of us understand that sometimes things happen for a reason, and even though when we have failed the reasons aren’t necessarily clear at the time we know it does.  People who are open, will understand that their failure offers several other opportunities for them.  The saying when one door closes many more open is so true.  You must be willing to see the opportunities and go after them.  Failure is just one door closing with many more opening because of it.  Failure is never the end of your dream but the beginning of something bigger and better.

7. Your failures provide an opportunity for you to learn new things

Look at some of the most important people in history and see how they view failure. Thomas Edison said he didn’t fail he only found thousands of ways to solve the problem.  He was saying he was learning several other ways to solve the same problem.  This is the mentality you should develop.  Failure is not the end but an opportunity to learn something new and to try another method to solve the problem.

8. Your failure provides you with other solutions you never saw coming

If you never try you will never know if your ideas will work or not.  If you do not try, you will never know that you would have failed either, but it is better to have failed than to have regrets that you didn’t at least try.  Sometimes you are attempting to achieve something but the result is something totally different but even greater. Sometimes your failures turn out to be your best success story.

You will fail and continue to fail as long as you are prepared to attempt something foreign to you but do not give up.  Use your failures as stepping stone to your goals as the normal course of life and they should never be seen as a misfortune.

Use your failures as opportunities for further growth.

When you have hit a bad patch dig deeper, and you
will eventually succeed if you do not give up.


Rose Costas is a big believer in the power of facing your challenges head on and then boldly wear your scars to show others that they too can be triumphant.  She is an accountant by profession with a new found passion for blogging and a future author and best seller. You can received her amazing free Ebook  “34 Ways to Build Your Confidence Today”.

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I’ve looked at my own life experience and believed deeply that I had something to give to my world but felt stuck. I also knew that my life probably wasn’t any different from that of many others around me. People have a desire to live intentionally but life has a way of taking you off course and knocking the wind out of you.

Everyone has a voice and gift to give to their world. It is that gift that allows us the opportunity to leave a legacy, that life was “well lived”. The worst thing anyone could do is to go to their grave with their gift buried with them.  If I can simply get people to think more purposely about their life and the legacy they leave behind, I’ve accomplished my mission.

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Leave a legacyI want you to see your life, business and mission in a way that you possibly have never seen it before. I know that down deep inside of you, you have a desire to make a difference and leave a legacy, I know that I do… And that is why I am reaching out to you.

My new book, YOUR VOICE YOUR MESSAGE launches today.  It will inspire you and give you the tools and knowledge you need to take that next step and leave a legacy.

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I am excited to announce the roll-out of TopicExpertHUB.com

Are you someone who feels they have value to add to the lives of others around them? We want to help you get your message, products and services in front of your target prospects. Not only can we put you in front of one, you can be presenting to groups as a speaker, presenter. How powerful is that?

Debra and I have had the privilege of working with so many wonderful people in this industry, we thought that it was time to give back! Topic Expert HUB is a connection place for your business. We find that there are those who have a difficult time with the idea of calling themselves an “expert” when in reality they are.

Isn’t it funny how we tend to disqualify ourselves so easily? The truth is, you are qualified based not only because you were handed a gift at birth, you have acquired knowledge, experience and wisdom that in they eyes of others makes you an expert.  You have a voice and message that others need to hear and we want to assist you in that process. Connecting others (that’s you) to their passion is what we do.

topic expert | Speaker | Coach |ConsultantTopic Expert HUB is focused on giving you the exposure you need. We will continually be promoting and reaching out to your potential customers and bringing them to you. You might be a coach, speaker, author, consultant who is looking to create more business opportunities for you.  Once you are a member, you will have access to a Members area where we will be providing tools, tips and information you need to take your business to the next level.

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The Law of Recognition #1 – Ideas Are a Dime a Dozen

Your Voice Your Message - Make a Difference, Leave a Legacy and Create BIG ProfitsThe first time I met Joe Sabah was at a seminar that he was teaching. He spoke of an invention he had created as a young child. He remembers the times that he sat in class and watched as other kids went to the teacher’s desk to sharpen their pencils. They would insert the pencil in one end and as they did, they would grab the handle with the other hand and start grinding away. Joe thought, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone could attach some kind of motor apparatus to that sharpener that would make it so that the pencils could be sharpened automatically?” He went on to draw up plans in exact detail that would make possible the first electric pencil sharpener in the history of mankind. Wow, he thought to himself, what an idea!

Do you know what happened next? The class bell rang letting everyone know that it class was over. Joe took the paper that he had worked so hard on, tore it up and threw it in the trash can, and went to recess.

Ideas. We all have them, but what do we do with them? Well, the fact is that the majority of our ideas just sit there. For all intents and purposes we do what Joe did that day in class; we tear them up and throw them away.

Ideas are a dime a dozen… the person who puts them into practice is PRICELESS!

A great example putting ideas into practice is the story of this  is my wife’s uncle, Denny Proctor. Denny worked for a construction company.

His job was to go from construction site to construction site and treat freshly cured concrete foundations with a special waterproofing sealant. He would stand day after day spraying concrete solution with a special high powered wand. But one day he had an idea that would change his life forever!

Your Voice Your Message - Make a Difference, Leave a Legacy and Create BIG ProfitsHe thought, “What if someone created a high pressure wand that everyday people could attach to their garden hose and use to clean their cars? In fact, they could use it to clean the exterior of their house, lawn mower or anything else they needed to be washed.”

Denny took action on his idea, and with his brother created a special power washer and called it the Jet-X Sprayer!

Depending on your age, you might remember seeing one of the many commercials that were run back in the 1970’s selling the Jet-X sprayer. Millions of dollars’ worth of products were sold as a result of acting on that one idea.

Here are three questions to ask yourself.

  1. What idea do I have?
  2. Does it solve a real and tangible problem?
  3. Would people be willing to pay for it to solve their problem?

More often than not our ideas may sound good to us, but unless people are willing to walk on glass to have their problem fixed, you had better think differently about your idea. The idea may be good but you may not be focused on the right audience. You may need to reframe how you are communicating to your audience about the solution you are offering. But the biggest lesson here is to take action and fail as quickly as you can. Failure doesn’t have to stop or discourage you. It is supposed to happen that way.

Someone once told me that the term “Practice makes perfect” was wrong. The proper way to frame it is “Practice makes better.” You see, failure is only proof that you are choosing to move forward in life. That is a good thing and you should congratulate yourself by giving yourself a big pat on the back.


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Best Sellers Summit Review – Sneak peak inside

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On today’s show, I give my honest Best Sellers Summit Review, which will give you direct access to hours of content, strategies and insider information that you can put to use in your own business.

The Best Seller Summit will be a 4 day event starting on January 18 through the 22nd. Oh, and your not going to break the bank either, you can attend for just $17.  No airfare cost, hotel cost… You can attend from the comfort of your own home.

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If you choose to take advantage of this summit, you should consider also purchasing the recordings. Obviously it is easy to miss information that you want to remember and use. My suggestion is to watch and as you hear idea’s and strategies that you would like to go back to later write down the speakers name, the name of the topic and the time you heard it. This way you can easily go back to that information later.

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Make sure to mark your calendar for January 18-21 because if you’re an author or information product seller, the Best Sellers Summit is THE online event to attend. The best part is, you don’t have to pay for airfare, travel across the country or pay for an overpriced hotel room. You’ll be able to attend from the comfort of your own home and learn from some of the most knowledgeable names for growing your online audience.
Click here to see our speaker line up and submit any questions you have for our guests. You’ll also find this Sunday’s Hangout information. So sit tight, registration officially opens on Monday, January 11 and we’ll email you as soon as it’s time to get your ticket. You do not want to miss this.

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Finding your Passion – Release your Potential


I want to speak to you about unreleased potential.

I have a question for you, what would you say is the most expensive property or land in any given city, possibly your town your City where you live. Would it be the centers of commerce and trade would be the where the bank buildings are at where the vaults and money are kept? Could it possibly be in New York City at the Federal Reserve building where it is reported that underneath the building there are the billions and billions of dollars and gold reserves kept there.

What would you say is the most expensive valuable land? Well I’m here to tell you I’m standing on that property, I’m standing in a place right now. This is by far is the most expensive, valuable land on the planet! In any given city you’re going to find a graveyard just like this. Represented here are the lives of thousands and thousands of people who really never got that opportunity to live out there full potential. What do I mean by full potential? I’m talking about your spiritual life, your physical life were it concerns your health, energy and vitality. I’m talking about your relationships, I’m talking about all areas, even your financial life.

Right here, many of these people are represented.  In fact statistics tell us that less than 3% of our society ever understands or gets the opportunity live out their full potential. The sad thing is, that many of the same things that stopped these people from living there life fully, are the same things that stop and you and I in our life?

Release Your Potential

How can we correct that, how can we adjust that, how can we step outside of the norm? Standing in this grave yard and the people represented here is considered normal! Only 3% had that opportunity. The question to you is, what percent do you want to be, where do you want to live your life at, what do you want to achieve? That’s why I tell people, Find your Voice, Live your Passion and Touch your World! That’s part my passion is that yours? I want to help you to release your potential.

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Leave a Legacy – Don’t let your gift go to the grave

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Every person has within themselves the seeds of purpose, but it lies dormant until it is activated. Much like the Acorn from the mighty Oak tree that lies dormant until it is placed in the right environment. Contained within the Acorn are the ingredients and DNA for greatness but it must be planted, watered and receive the sunshine it needs in order to be activated.

I recently visited a grave yard and came upon the grave stone of an unfortunate girl named Mary Ann. Unfortunately Mary Ann died at the young age of four and never had the opportunity to live a rich full meaningful life. No one really knows what Mary would have achieved if she had not died prematurely. It is remarkable when you think about the potential of one life has if lived fully. What a tragedy it must have been for the family to have never had the opportunity to see their little girl grow up.

As I stood next to Mary Ann’s grave, I couldn’t help but think about the many hundreds of other lives represented there in the same grave yard. These were people who lived a full life yet many for one reason or another was not able to live their dream, they never found their voice. Their lives weren’t cut short, they had an entire life time filled with opportunities yet for the most part found excuses.

Leave a Legacy

leave a legacyFinding your voice really is finding your authority, taking ownership of your life and direction. The truth of the matter we succumb way to often to voices of others around us. We all to often end up spending our entire lives reacting to circumstances, accommodating people and conditions instead of being a proactive voice in the world and becoming the instrument of change. This is what it takes to leave a legacy.

Being a voice in the world happens when you connect with your unique purpose and help move the planet forward. What this means for you is that you have been given the capacity to be a proactive cause, that brings life to your world through your individual uniqueness. I am discovering that rather than reacting to circumstances, I can become one. I can put myself out there in such a way that people react or respond to me.

What this means is that I can become proactive rather than reactive and by doing so live a more rich fulfilling life.  The sad truth is that statistics tell us that only 3% of our world live a life of fulfillment. I don’t want you to leave your legacy, your potential buried in the ground. Discover the formula for living a rich full life by discovering your voice, developing your vice and releasing it to the world around you.

Remember, Find your voice, Live your Passion, Touch your World!


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Activating Your Potential for Greatness


Fabienne Fredrickson is someone I recently ran across, she is someone that echos much of what has stirred my own heart for years. I know that there you will be impacted as you watch her Tedtalk video.

In this video Fabienne speaks about the 8 simple but powerful activators to greatness that you can put to work in your life and dreams. She present the question; What if nothing in your life up to now has been a coincidence? What if you have been preparing for this moment all along? In this compelling talk, Fabienne inspires us to embrace the potential for greatness that is already within each of us, and gives a clear pathway to activate that potential, knowing the world will never be the same since you walked this earth.

Here are her 8 powerful activators:

  1. Align everything you do in your life with your passion.

  2. Maximize the gifts that were given to you and minimize those that were not.

  3. Declare your intention for what you believe is possible for your life.

  4. Believe in the fact that you can create great things.

  5. Protect your passion and goal. Don’t let others talk you out of it.

  6. Commit to your dream and greatness.

  7. Be brave by doing the thing you don’t think you can do.

  8. Expect greatness, expect results even when it looks like things are not happening.



Fabienne Fredrickson is an inspirational mentor to thousands of clients worldwide, an author, international speaker and founder of The Client Attraction Business School and ClientAttraction.com, ranked repeatedly by Inc. magazine as one of America’s fastest growing private companies and recipient of the 2013 Stevie Award for Entrepreneur of the Year.

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