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Your Journey To Success

Your Journey To Success

If you have ever hit a wall of failure at top speed, you know the paralyzing feeling that takes place inside your body.

That paralyzing feeling stops you in your tracks, turns a great thing into your worst nightmare. If you have ever poured your heart and soul into something and somehow, someway, it failed, you know what it feels like.

This feeling of defeat can lead you down two roads. One is the road to nowhere. This road is the road that keeps you from getting out of bed in the morning, changes your beliefs about yourself, changes the beliefs you have about others, and sends you into a spiral of depression.

The second road is the road that leads you from a feeling of defeat to a feeling of triumph. This is the road less traveled, the road to understanding that you and you alone can overcome any failure. If you choose to!

This road is the hardest road to walk. It means being triumphant over your thoughts of total defeat. It means changing those crippling thoughts that always seem to pop into your head when you lie in bed at night, drive to work or have a quiet moment alone.

To overcome these feelings, we need to dig deeper than we have ever dug into our hearts and soul. We have to understand and believe that this defeat was for a reason, but what reason? Did you learn something in your journey? Did you meet interesting people? Did you become a stronger person? Or did you force feed yourself the needed knowledge on how to do it a different way?

Try to stay focused on what you learned in the process. If the journey to reaching a goal is the big prize, the greatest feeling, then the journey to failure should be looked at the same way, no? Any defeat you meet is simply temporary if you keep striving toward your success whatever your definition of success is….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Dan Deigan is a devoted husband, father, and the co-founder of Little Conversations Today.

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10:34AM PST on Feb 15, 2014

Just remembering that even the most successful person has hit a similar wall more than once - anyone can pick themselves up - you just have to choose to do so :)

4:38AM PST on Feb 15, 2014

Thank you :)

6:11AM PST on Feb 14, 2014

Thanks for sharing :)

12:42PM PST on Feb 13, 2014

You're only defeated if you give up.
A chiropractor broke my lower spine, crippling me, and I was denied treatment for that,
but I will NOT give up fighting tooth and nail trying to get treatment.

9:14AM PST on Feb 12, 2014

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Darlene W. @ 5:30 pm PST on February 10, 2014

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8:30PM PST on Feb 11, 2014

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12:20PM PST on Feb 11, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

8:33AM PST on Feb 11, 2014

Thank you

7:30AM PST on Feb 11, 2014

Sometimes the impact really hurts, but we can tear down that wall and prepare for the next.

4:34AM PST on Feb 11, 2014

Very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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