Mark Cuban gave me a pep talk today. Yes, THAT Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor. No, not in person. I’ve never actually met the man and honestly know very little about him other than what I’ve briefly seen on ABC’s Shark Tank.
During my morning tea and reading, I came across this article in Elite Daily, which I was just drawn to for reasons that I could not explain. We both have success on our minds, but that’s where I thought the comparisons between us tapered off. As I poured over the article, it was amazing how the lessons he’s learned on the way to his success seemed totally translatable to anyone in any station in life. After getting inspired by what he had to share, I have to say, I’m kinda a fan.
The one quote that really stuck with me was “Every No gets me closer to a Yes.” Whoa! Did you get a little chill, too? It doesn’t take failure out of the equation. Instead, it makes it a critical part of the process and allows you to accept it in a way that doesn’t defeat you, but propels you forward. I don’t know about you, but after a kinda crummy week and one crushing blow to my ego, I really needed to hear this.
The Beatles are arguably the most recognized and successful bands in the history of, well, ever. Most of you have heard about how they experienced multiple rejections from record labels while they were starting out. Someone actually told The Fab Four no! Guess what, someone is going to tell you no, too. You cannot let that stop you.
Maybe a no means re-vamping your idea and maybe it means sticking to your gutsy guns and finding another opportunity to hear a yes. Your intuition will guide you here. Trust it.
Seriously, did you let Mark’s powerful words sink in? The only true failure you are going to experience on your passionate path is if you quit. You will never know how close you are to your big breakthrough if you do. Some of the blows I’ve been dealt produced positive outcomes as soon as the next day. If I’d given up at the first sign of trouble, I wouldn’t have gotten my miracle.
The other thing I want you to try to be open to this week is gaining knowledge from a source that seems foreign to you. Inspiration comes from all over. You may catch it in a biography of a person you know little about, in a TV show you’ve never watched, or in a song that’s not your preferred genre. Just keep your eyes and ears open and try to witness it, instead of judge. You’ll be surprised at the lengths God and the Universe will go to to get your attention when other avenues have failed.
I’d love to hear about where your nuggets of truth came from this week! Leave me a comment about what you learned and who or what you learned it from. Let’s share our life lessons!
Wishing You Total Well-Being,