The secret to success.

There was a very successful business man who was to be interviewed by a local TV station. During the interview he was going to share with the viewing audience his key to success. As the interview started the reporter wasted no time in getting to the point. He asked the successful business man to please share his secret of success with the TV audience. The business man looked at him and said, “Two words.” The reporter got very excited and said, “Please share with us the two words.” The business man said, “Right decisions.”

The reporter had a confused look on his face and asked the business man to share with the audience how someone could go about making right decisions. The business man held up one finger and said, “One word.” The reporter said, “Please share the one word with us.” The business man replied, “Experience.”

The reported scratched his head, looked back at the business man and said, “How does someone go about getting this experience to make right decisions?” The business man held up two fingers and said, “Two words.” The reporter of course replied, “Please share these two words with our viewers.” The business man leaned in close and looked the reporter right in the eyes and said with a strong voice, “Wrong decisions.”

Really, that’s it!!! Wrong decisions!!! I make those everyday. I should be enormously successful!!

Making mistakes in our everyday life is a given. It’s what we are risking and trying to accomplish through those decisions that is key. I can make a mistake on a recipe that I am cooking for dinner or I can make a mistake on a program I am putting together to teach young women how to be more confident. That’s the difference. One is a small mistake that will only affect the people sitting at my dinner table, while the other could embarrass me in front of a room full of people.

The point of the story is to say that we all make mistakes and we all make wrong decisions in our lives. What we have to be ready to embrace is being okay with the fear of making mistakes while pursuing our purpose in life. Who cares if you make a mistake? There is not a person on the face of this earth that has not made a mistake. Those who are not making mistakes are those sitting on the sidelines doing nothing. Failure is part of success. If you want to succeed, you must be willing to fail.

This week my challenge to you is to get out there and make some mistakes. Shake life up a bit. Get out of your comfort zone and walk toward the life you are created to live. Start that journey toward a life of purpose. As always, if you need help getting started just shoot me an email at Wishing you all peace and success.