Strength doesn't come from winning.
Strength isn't from coming out on top. Strength isn't from receiving that big promotion or closing that income-massing deal. We don't find strength in winning.
We find strength in losing.
I find myself saying #thestruggleisreal quite a bit lately. I started my own business two years ago, and just two weeks ago I launched a new business. I'm essentially starting all over again in trying to acquire new members and clients. While I thoroughly enjoy the challenge, I find myself listening to those inner voices.
Suck it up.
It'll be fine.
I find myself blinded with unicorn and rainbow visions of instant success--yet at the same time I tell my clients that very rarely does "viral" happen overnight or organically. We have to make our own magic. It takes hard work. It takes planning. It takes effort.
It takes failure.
When we fail, we learn. When we learn, we grow stronger. When we grow stronger, we learn how to fail better. Only then will we find success.