Who has the power to define your potential in life?

Last week Ryan Warner responded with his definition of failure: Someone who didn’t live up to their potential; the internal scoreboard.

In this week’s 4 minute video above we dive into the question ‘What is the one thing that will make 2019 the best year of your life?”

I would love to know what that one thing is for you! Leave a reply to the email so we can talk about it 1 on 1.

How To Never Fail….

I will leave you with these paragraphs I wrote while thinking about this topic.

Traditionally, failure is defined as lack of success.  

Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. A person or thing that achieves desired aimed or attains prosperity.  

Only you can define what success is to you. Not your parents, not society, not your coaches or teachers. You. Think about all the success you have had, the first time you used the potty all by yourself. SUCCESS!

Usually, we think of failing as us not being successful. You couldn’t be more incorrect. The more you fail the better your chances of success are! The difference between Olympic figure skaters who medal and those who don’t, is about 5,000 falls. Meaning each time they fall they get up and attempt again, and again. They fall better every single time and as long as you never stop trying, you never fail. You get as many attempts and chances as you determine when practicing. 

I define failure as quitting the pursuit of a goal/objective.  If you never quit, you never fail. If you spend every day going after your goal or purpose, as long as you never stop trying, attempting, learning, you will never be a failure. The only way you can fail is if you quit attempting or die before you reach your goal. A positive note about death is that when you’re dead, you don’t have to worry about failure anymore!!!  

Look at me. My goal was to be a world and Olympic champion in the sport of wrestling.  Now I have failed at my goal because I have retired. I am moving on to a new goal and a new purpose with my life. But in failing to be a World and Olympic Champion I have accomplished the following in the sport of wrestling. 

I am an United States Olympian, I am a World Silver medalist, I have won 8+ US National titles.  Voted Best Wrestling In college and USA in 2009.  Got a full college scholarship, had over 70+ family members and fans come to support me at the Olympics, acted in a movie with Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo, was a guest on the Howard Stern Radio show, have worked with the top UFC fighters in the world, shot several commercials, reap the benefits of sponsorships from companies like Nike, Cliff Keen and many others. Hang out with Billionaires, meet presidents, travel to 30 + countries, help coach and teach over 20,000 kids.  

I did all the above in failing to become a World and Olympic Champion. So let me ask you this, do you think I am failure? 

Remember, what you think does not matter. All that matters is what I think and what I do. If I set my goal to be the best in the nation and I fall short I don’t get to do half of the things above. So why not aim big? Why not go all out? Set your goal high and fail repeatedly until you end up a successful failure like me.

Be great,
Love Jake! 

Jake Herbert

Realtor, Business Development Coach

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