I believe there is simply nothing more tragic than unfulfilled potential. I also believe that if you don’t take risks to achieve your dreams, that’s all they’ll remain—dreams.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone told this story in a famous speech: People always look at him standing at “the top,” and all they see is his fame and success.
What they don’t see, he explained, is that he is standing on a mountain of mistakes to get to where he is today. Not successes... FAILURES. The difference is that he used those failures to continue climbing, and he didn’t let them bury him.
Think of some of the most inspiring, accomplished people you know. You might say Oprah, Tony Robbins, Mother Teresa, or Steve Jobs. Now, do you think these people’s paths to success was all sunshine and roses all the time?
Of course not! We all know that ANYone who’s ever made an impact in the world has failed over and over. So, my friend, let me ask you this...
Why should you be any different?