"I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan
At a net worth of over $500 million, Michael Jordan has proven through much trial and error what action it takes to be a success.
There are thousands of aspiring basketball stars in the world today. Just as there are billions of people who want success in the world today! Everyone wants to have abundance, everyone wants to be the best, everyone wants to get ahead, so how can everyone do it? More importantly, how can you do it? Is it even possible with all the competition?
YES, of course it is possible to be a success, of course you can have abundance! The reason that it is possible is because everything you see or do in your life is energy manipulation. If you know how to manipulate energy then you know how to be successful. The reason it is easy, yes easy, is because even though everyone wants to be successful and have abundance most waste their energy and therefore waste their ability to create the abundance and success they desire. You are using your energy right now towards positive ends and just reading this article is helping to focus your energy towards the very success you desire.
The 2 general ways people waste their energy :
- Emotional Diffusion: Most people are slaves to their emotions. Your emotions were not meant to enslave you. Your emotions were created as a guide, a tool. If you feel good and have a clear conscience you know you are on the right path. If you feel guilty you know you need to change. You are also supposed to control your emotions to give you energy. Guide your thoughts to guide your emotions. So many people just let their emotions guide their thoughts. These people suffer massive depression, anxiety, fits of anger and a multitude of painful emotional experiences which drain all their powerful energy. Above all fear is the emotion that wastes the most energy. If you have fear in your life you must substitute it for a healthy emotion. Fear will never allow abundance to stay.
- Distractions: The world is a distracting place. In all the world you have endless options to help you consume your time and energy. No matter who you are you will never be able to do everything there is to do in the world. You must pick and choose your actions and activities. Some things you are more less expected to do, some things you choose to do. If you want abundance and success you must realize that you cannot be distracted by every whim that passes through your mind. You must learn to concentrate your mind, your actions and therefore your energy. How many fail simply because they were distracted. Those famous people you know who have fallen from their position lost all they had because of a distraction. How many superstars lose their way because of a bad relationship or relationships which consume all their energy? How many have lost all because of drugs?! These are extreme examples, but wasted energy can be as simple as not focusing on your goal consistently and vacillating between every new idea or desire that pops into your head. One of the biggest distractions is failure. People expect something it does not happen, so they instantly give up on their goal!
Michael Jordan did not become distracted by failures. Michael Jordan looks at failure as a part of everyone's lives. You must not get distracted by it. Simply forge on and focus on the process and your goal. Most people do not stick with their goal long enough to fail thousands of times.
Do not let failure distract you. You can change your actions and your thoughts, but be careful when you it comes to your goals. Do not create the habit of changing a worthwhile goal. This just disperses powerful energy and wastes your greatest asset. Fail again and again until you succeed. If you keep aiming your energy (thoughts, emotions and actions) towards your goal, even after your failure, you will accomplish amazing feats!