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Tycoonism “Most people achieved their greatest success one step beyond what looked like their greatest failure.”

April 22, 2009

Success in any area of your life requires you to make a conscious effort to transform your inside so that you can transform your outside.

There is an old saying that what you harbor in your heart will manifest itself in your life. If you harbor the fear of bad health in your heart, your body is certain to manifest pain and disease. If you harbor the fear of poverty and failure in your heart, those fears will manifest themselves in a lack of wealth and opportunity. Likewise, if you Harbor Success in your heart, you will bring about success in your life – every area of your life that you focus on. Stop and think.

Beware of unbalanced values in your life. Beware when any one value-however benign in itself-becomes too powerful. Over-achievers destroy their own peace of mind and the lives of those who work for them. People too attached to “goodness” and morality become self-righteous bigots. Those whose values for building close relationships become unbalanced slide into smothering their friends and family with constant expressions of affection and demands for love in return. Everyone likes to succeed. The problem comes when fear of failure is dominant. When you can no longer accept the inevitability of making mistakes, nor recognize the importance of trial and error in finding the best and most creative solution. The more creative you are, the more errors you are going to make. Get used to it. Deciding to avoid the errors will destroy your creativity too.
Balance counts more than you think. Some tartness must season the sweetest dish. A little selfishness is valuable even in the most caring person. And a little failure is essential to preserve everyone’s perspective on success. We hear a lot about being positive. Maybe we also need to recognize that the negative parts of our lives and experience have just as important a role to play in finding success, in work and in life.

Trial and error are usually the prime means of solving life’s problems. Yet many people are afraid to undertake the trial because they’re too afraid of experiencing the error. They make the mistake of believing that all error is wrong and harmful, when most of it is both helpful and necessary. Error provides the feedback that points the way to success. Only error pushes people to put together a new and better trial, leading through yet more errors and trials until they can ultimately find a viable and creative solution. To meet with an error is not to fail, but to take one more step on the path to final success. No errors means no successes either.

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