I listened to a podcast the other day. Mastin Kipp interviewed Christian Mickelsen regarding the release of his new book, Abundance Unleashed.
I'm aware of Mastin Kipp and listen to his podcasts fairly frequently. Christian, however, was a new name for me. He's apparently been in the self-help field for more than 15 years. I love when I come across new folks!
I really enjoyed the podcast and felt it was timely given my recent thoughts regarding abundance. One particular aspect of the podcast caught me by surprise.
Christian said he believes success is inevitable. He also said failure is inevitable and that failure serves as the stepping stones to success.
That stopped me in my tracks. Me with my conscious project here...I pondered why. Why was the simple statement success is inevitable so impactful for me?
At first, I questioned why I felt the statement was so profound. In essence, it's the same as "failure's not an option," right?
The end result of both statements is success. But the feeling they invoke, at least for me, is completely different.
Failure's not an option feels like you're digging out of a hole. It sounds hard. It sounds like you're crawling your way toward your goal. Whereas success is inevitable sounds uplifting. It sets the tone for achievement. It's also calming, as it made me feel like one's not alone in a goal; like the universe/God will help you realize success.
Now, I think it's important to note that work is still required. You can't just sit on your couch and do nothing and expect success to find you. You still must work, and work hard. AND, his additional statement that failure is inevitable makes failure expected and OKAY. We can't expect to find success without mistakes/failures guiding the way.
How many folks do you know, possibly yourself included, that have bailed on projects/endeavors for fear of failing? What would they/you go after in life if you believed, truly BELIEVED, that success was inevitable?
I'm excited to put this book on my to-read list. If you're interested, feel free to follow the link below to check it out. (This link is an affiliate link. If you purchase the book, I will receive a small fee to offset costs to run this site. Don't worry. The cost is not inflated. It's the same as if you bought directly from Amazon.)
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Be open to what comes.