One of the main reasons that may hinder us from reaching our innermost goals and desires is our inability to be flexible.   We do everything we can to eliminate any type of suffering in our lives, yet challenges and pressures can bring out the best in us.

If you have been burdened by mistakes in the past, learn from them, forget about them, and move on.  Some people tend to focus on how bad their lives have been due to these mistakes.  As a result, they remained stuck in their lives.   Treat your mistakes as lessons, and apply them as learning references in your future endeavors.

Look at it this way.  If you try, at least you get a 50% chance of getting what you want.  But if you did not try at all, you have absolutely no chance of attaining your desires in life.  It’s a no-brainer.

But when you do try, make sure you follow through.  Those who persist may have some hell of a time at present, but they shall have the last laugh.

Let’s fast forward into the future.  Let’s say you did try,  you followed through, and you succeeded. Congratulations, you reaped the fruits of your labor. This does not mean you’ll stay in that situation for good. Problems may rise again, so always be ready to adjust to the current situation.  You may have heard the saying “The only thing permanent in this world is change”.

If you need to sacrifice something for a better cause, then do it.  If you have to miss your favorite show on TV or if you have to deny your friends’ invitation to go out on a Saturday night so that you can devote more time to those activities that will lead you closer to your goals, so be it.

You may encounter difficulties. You may receive criticisms. You may even be regarded as being “different” or “strange” by other people.  Don’t let them discourage you.  Just keep on striving, and success will be yours for the taking.

Article Author: Smiljan Mori is the founder of MindOver™ Network, Brilliant solutions for Performance, Motivation and Happiness. He is also the creator of Big U Academy, the Kitepreneur NetworkTM and Kitepreneur Lifestyle Academy. He has literally created a successful business and coaching empire from scratch and is a best-selling author and motivational speaker who brings unparalleled professional experience and the latest scientific research from neuroscience and positive psychology to audiences around the globe. He has shown more than 150,000 people from 50 countries how to change their lives for the better.

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