How to be successful in life… without any failure

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How to be successful in life

Unstoppable NinjaSo you want success without the failure? I don’t know if you have noticed this, but the universe is always in perfect balance. As much as we fight against it, there can never be anything other than harmony.

Birth is counterbalanced precisely by death; nobody has ever got away with it. No matter how much you pray, beg or plead, ain’t nobody getting out of this alive.

There is as much love as there is hate, although the media can skew it wildly.

I don’t know if you have noticed this, but the universe is always in perfect balance. As much as we fight against it, there can never be anything other than harmony.

Birth is counterbalanced precisely by death; nobody has ever got away with it. No matter how much you pray, beg or plead, ain’t nobody getting out of this alive. There is as much love as there is hate, although the media can skew our opinion on this.

The black and white wheel of yin and yang is always spinning, success balancing failure and love equalling out hate. I believe that virtually all of our misery comes from the refusal to accept the way of things. Our utter refusal to accept that the wheel keeps turning, nothing is permanent.

This viewpoint is then combined with our instance that things and events that appear to be opposite are separate from each other.

We want to know how to be successful in life, but we do not want failure, we assume that because both outcomes are at polar ends of the spectrum that they are two different things.

You can’t have success without failure.

To fall short of your goal and suffer is merely a waypoint on the route to your destination.

Most self-made individuals understand that success and failure are the same things. You can’t have success without failure. To fall short of your goal and suffer is merely a waypoint on the route to your destination.

The passengers on the train don’t want failure so much that they are willing to forego success to avoid it. They incorrectly assume that if taking action put you at risk of failure then doing nothing will prevent that outcome.

However, the problem with this sort of thinking is it still incorrectly assumes that you can split success and failure in two.

If this were possible, then the universe would be out of balance as a result. By doing nothing, you may avoid the risks and pitfalls of opportunity, and you are free to chalk that one up as a success if you want. But you will still arrive at failure regardless.

However, the problem with this sort of thinking is it still incorrectly assumes that you can split success and failure in two. If this were possible, then the universe would be out of balance as a result. By doing nothing, you may avoid the risks and pitfalls of opportunity, and you are free to chalk that one up as a success if you want. But you will still arrive at failure regardless.

We get very hung up on giving labels to things.

We lose $50 in the street and declare how terrible it is and yet if we find $50 we skip to work with a spring in our step, announcing to all who will listen that we are one lucky son of a gun. The person who lost the money labels the event as bad, and the lucky individual who finds the money labels it as good. How the same ‘thing’ be both good and bad at the same time?

The answer from our point of view is, it can’t.

However, we are not viewing reality, only our narrow band of reality. The universe does not see good and bad as individual states. They are both connected to the same wheel of yin and yang. Black is bad and white is good, but they are partners, not enemies.

How the same ‘thing’ be both good and bad at the same time? The answer from our point of view is, it can’t. However, we are not viewing reality, only our narrow band of reality. The universe does not see good and bad as individual states. They are both connected to the same wheel of yin and yang.

Black is bad and white is good, but they are partners, not enemies.

Have you noticed that many of the world’s wealthiest, most successful businessmen have a trail of destruction in their wake? It is not uncommon for highly capable entrepreneurs to have multiple bankruptcies and company liquidations in their past. I am sure at the time those experiences were harrowing and were therefore labeled as terrible times for the individual.

However, when you look at the big picture, they turned out not to be ‘bad’ but lessons, valuable lessons.

It is not uncommon for highly capable entrepreneurs to have multiple bankruptcies and company liquidations in their past. I am sure at the time those experiences were harrowing and were therefore labeled as terrible times for the individual. However, when you look at the big picture, they turned out not to be ‘bad’ but lessons, valuable lessons.

This is how they learn how to be successful in life, not during the good times!

When I was 35 years old, I got fired for the first time in my life, and it hit me like a sledgehammer. I was a very highly paid radio personality in the United Kingdom, but those types of job were like rocking horse poo, tough to find. I was being paid handsomely, but I was broke.

My outgoings were way beyond what was coming it.

So, when I lost my job and knew that it was going to be close to impossible to replicate the opportunity, I went into a blind panic. I felt like my whole world was collapsing around me. I had visions of my family and I being rendered homeless. I saw my children in dirty clothes, scraping by in abject misery. Without this traumatic event and the powerful lessons I learned from it I would not be where I am now. I let me tell you, I really love where I am now.

I was being paid handsomely, but I was broke. My outgoings were way beyond what was coming it. So, when I lost my job and knew that it was going to be close to impossible to replicate the opportunity, I went into a blind panic. I felt like my whole world was collapsing around me. I had visions of my family and I being rendered homeless. I saw my children in dirty clothes, scraping by in abject misery.

Without this traumatic event and the powerful lessons I learned from it I would not be where I am now. I let me tell you, I really love where I am now.

No matter which path you choose, whether you take the risk and excitement of being the driver or opt for the apparent safety and security of just being a passenger. You are going to experience failure – there is no avoiding it.

The only decision you really have to make is, do you want your successes to mean something? You can be successful at avoiding risk, or you can be successful at following your passion and living the life of your dreams.

How to be successful in life? Choose one!

Taken from Unstoppable by Craig Beck