It is unfortunate that when people have a challenge and something does not go their way, we are quick to jump all over it calling it a “fail”, a “mess” or in this case, a “bungle”…
I prefer to look at it from a different angle… There is no such thing as failure… There are only results!
Let me elaborate on that statement… whenever we do anything, you are going to get a result and that result will either be what you want or not. In either instance you have a result. If that result is not what you wanted, change something and try again. In this case Mariah stopped signing and then picked up from the point where she was in sync. There was no fail, there was a result which she did not want so she changed (stopped singing) and tried again then got the result she wanted.
We all make mistakes (even the best) but we should never let that stop us from moving forward, making changes, keep doing until you get the result you want. There are many, many famous and successful people who never gave up, here are just a few:
- At 30 years old, Steve Jobs was left devastated after being removed from the company he started. He overcame all obstacles to become successful and Apple products speak the rest.
- Bill Gates actually tried to start a company called Traf-O-Data together with Paul Allen. The product malfunctioned and the demo had too many bugs. He is now the richest man in the world.
- Steve Spielberg saw his application to attend movie school rejected many times. Later, his first big hit “Jaws”, saw little support from the movie company, he had a small budget to work with. But he knew what he wanted and seized the opportunity creating one of the best suspense movies of all time with smart filming techniques.
- When Harrison Ford started his quest in show biz, he was rejected for a job doing radio voice overs. In his first movie roles he was told by an executive “he’d never succeed in the movie business”. He could have stopped there… But he didn’t. He took any movie job available. He eventually got picked doing lines for actors in Star Wars auditions. The rest is history.
They never gave up, they never let unwanted results stop them… they kept moving forward, trying again, doing something different and the end result from that was… SUCCESS!
There are many more examples of famous people throughout history who failed many times before succeeding.
Accept that you are going to make mistakes because no one is perfect but Never Give Up or let that side track you from what you are trying to achieve. A mistake is an opportunity to learn how to do something different.
Rather then dwelling on the result you did not want, try asking yourself these questions… What can I learn from this? What is another way I can look at this? This will place you in a different thought pattern and you will be looking for the learning out of this result rather than beating yourself up.
When you guide your thoughts in the direction of looking for a solution… you will find it. It may take another failed try or two but eventually you will find it. If however you give up then I guarantee you will never find it because you have just given up the teaching that the last result had in place for you.
If your focus is on what went wrong then you will never find the solution. Change your focus and you will change your results.
You are in complete control of your thoughts, your emotions and your feelings and only by taking Full Control will you be in a position to push past mistakes, push past challenges go over and beyond the goals you have set for yourself.
If something is worth doing… you will find a way to do it and do it right… provided you never allow failure to get in your way!