Did you know that on average the number of times someone will try something before giving up is LESS THAN ONE? Most people don’t even try before they give up!
Some people will give things a shot and quit after one attempt. But usually their first attempt is not filled with 100 percent effort…it’s a half hearted attempt which sets them up for failure.
So why do people give up so easily on their goals and dreams? It’s because they are afraid of failing. They are afraid of the unknown. Check out my older blog post on overcoming the fear of failure…Overcome Your Fear of Failure.
The most common traits among successful entreprenuers is that they persistently try. Even when things don’t work out as planned…they try again. They never give up!
They aren’t afraid of rejection…they aren’t afraid of failure. Here are a few examples of successful individuals who persistently kept pursuing their goals and dreams…
-Sylvester Stallone was rejected 1500 times trying sell his script for the movie “Rocky
-Richard Branson launched 400 companies before founding Virgin
-James Dyson created 5126 prototypes of his vacuum cleaner before succeeding
-Thomas Edison created 10,000 prototypes for the light bulb before succeeding
-Stephen King’s first book was rejected 30 times before being published
-R.H. Macy had 7 unsuccessful businesses before founding Macy’s
So how many times have you tried to achieve your goals and dreams? Do you give up after one try? Do you even try at all?
If you want to succeed in life you have to persistently try…and if things don’t work out as planned, try again!