How To Be Unstoppable In The Face Of Failure

Unstoppable - woman on mountain top

Has this ever happened to you?

You’ve got a perfect idea; one that could transform the way people do things and change your life forever!

You immediately scribble it down, start doing everything necessary to turn it into a valuable product and get it out to the world.

But in the middle of working on your stunning idea, you start facing some crucial problems; life starts getting in the way, and soon you decide to stop trying and quit.

You quit because you think your idea wasn’t as groundbreaking as you first thought or maybe you won’t be able to gain an edge on your competitors or the thoughts are just an illusion, and nothing is real.

Sure, it’s possible, but there’s another reason why your idea doesn’t become successful.

You just weren’t persistent enough.

Why Most People Fail In Life

You see, the reason why most people fail and never amount to anything in life is because they have refused to persist, to hang in there just a little longer.

Most people deliberate on the word “But” so much that it holds them back from the place where nothing is guaranteed, nothing is real, but yet, everything is possible.

Asking questions like:

But what if I fail? What if I am not good enough? What if everyone laughs at me? What if the people I love leave and I’m left alone? And the answer to these questions is…. Yes! Most of the time you will fail, sometimes it will feel like you’re not good enough, sometimes people will mock you and what you do, and some may eventually end up leaving. And then what?

You see, all the fears mentioned above don’t count, in fact, it’s one way that nature shapes you into achieving your goals, if only you keep persisting because the experience is the teacher.

You’ve got to decide if you are going to keep trying or quit. The primary difference between winners and losers is simple: Winners never quit and quitters never win.

The good news is if you want to archive your goals, fight through all the obstacles in your way, and sail to the land of recognition.
Here are some tips you need to put into practice.

1. Develop Contagious Patience

This means to develop the ability to respond effectively to all problems and setbacks you face in life.

Because it’s not how far you fall that counts, but rather, how high you bounce back toward any challenges in life. Remember the warrior’s creed, “I will lay me down to bleed for a while, then rise to fight again.”

Failure is not a final destination, it’s a speed bump on the road to success and only patient people fully understand this. Don’t be surprised or shocked when things go wrong. Your best-laid plans will often fall apart, but your ability to be patient and look for ways to power through will help you so much in the long run.

So, take a deep breath, pick up the pieces and continue onward.

2. Face Your Fears

Grab a piece of paper, number it from one through ten. At the top, title it, ‘What are you so afraid of?’ This is the list of your ultimate fears, your worst case scenario, perhaps a doomsday list.

The list of every “but” you’re pondering over; they are the ultimate things that scare you silly and you’ve got ten minutes to write them down.

Done with that? Now let face it, fears on the inside; in your mind, can be like sap and remain stuck becoming very difficult to remove. But writing your fears down? Visible, changeable, and cross-out-able when one of the fears is vanquished.

Take some time to walk through each of your fears line by line, and ask yourself the following questions; is it an emotional fear? Is the fear realistic? Or worth planning your life around? Bring them to the forefront and have a conversation with yourself as you walk through each one.

Once you have finished with this, write a short note for each line, listing the one thing you could do to remove the grip this fear has over your life. Now is decision time – decide right now the ones that stay and the ones that go.

Your ability to confront fears, deal with fears, and take corrective action in spite of your fear is the key to becoming unstoppable in life and finding true happiness and success.

3. Focus More On The Solution

Sometimes in life, we don’t face problems, what we face are challenges. Challenges become a problem once they are not quickly dealt with. Instead of thinking about the challenges you’re facing, start thinking of a solution to the challenge; a way out often referred to by others as thinking outside the box.

To begin building confidence, look for the good in every situation you face because when you look hard enough for something good, you will always find something good.

If you train your mind to think positive in every situation, you will automatically become positive, optimistic, and in full control.

The difference between success and failure is that a person who fails will feel sorry for himself and quit when things go wrong during a situation, while successful people look for a valuable lesson to learn in every situation and move on.

4. Find The Gift And Be Unstoppable

Normal Vincent Peale wrote, “When God wants to send you a gift, he wraps it up in a problem. The bigger the gift, the bigger the problem and you can only find the gift if you persist enough and fight through.”

So, instead of focusing on the problem, focus on the gift and occasionally you will end up learning something valuable in dealing with a problem that will lead to long-term success.

“Within every problem or obstacle lies the seed of an equal or greater opportunity or benefit. Your job is to find it.” Napoleon Hill

Finding the ‘seed’ must be an accurate description of you whenever you face problems or difficulties. Every day of your life, embrace the problems that you must solve because each problem has its own reward.

By disciplining yourself to persist in the face of all adversity, you will become unstoppable until you eventually become a force of nature or a force to be reckoned with.

Write down your goal clearly, make a detailed plan of action to accomplish it, and tell yourself that failure is not an option.

 

About the Author

Cephas Tope is on a life mission to help you live a life of freedom and value. If you would like to have a free 30 minute coaching session with Cephas to get yourself unstuck in life he is currently offering 5 free coaching sessions in which he will give you specific advice on your exact situation. There are only 5 sessions available, so contact Cepahs now  to take advantage of this offer.

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  1. Laura Tong says:

    This is such an inspiring post Cephas. You’ve included the exact questions I’ve asked myself during moments, or weeks 🙂 of doubt. I’ve written your fabulous words in the front of my journal as a permanent reminder. ‘Failure is not a final destination, it’s a speed bump on the road to success’ Thank you.

  2. Cephas says:

    Thank you so much Laura!

    Glad you enjoy the post.

  3. Q Sheikh says:

    Thanks so much for valuable ideas to remove the obstacle and move on journey.

    I got good and needful advise to be practice in real life.

    Q.Sheikh

  4. ​Hi Cephas,

    I had great learnings through this article.

    The most inspiring part is – “When God wants to send you a gift, he wraps it up in a problem. The bigger the gift, the bigger the problem and you can only find the gift if you persist enough and fight through.”

    The three P’s -Perseverance,Positive thinking and Patience help us to overcome our difficulties and challenges.

    I believe our failures are a part of our success as through mistakes and failures, we learn and bring cha​n​ge in ourself​.​

    Thanks for this post​
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  5. Cephas says:

    Thanks Aanand,

    Yes. you absolutely nailed it.

    The three P’s is what we need to pave through our way to success in life.

    Glad it rang true.

  6. Dan. says:

    “Contagious Patience” 🙁 I think i need to work on that.
    Thanks for the great post Cephas!

  7. Eldon Grant says:

    yah! failure is the pillar of success… great explanation here and love to see you there seattle motivational speaker. Please response, if you are not in hurry.

  8. Hi Sephas very inspiring article.For me personally i find, that focusing on the solution and being stubborn helps me.

  9. Great piece! I particularly like the exercise of writing down our fears. Sometimes we ignore our fears while the best action to take is to look at straight at our fears to understand the underlying elements.

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