Have you lost your enthusiasm? Are you struggling with failure after failure, and finding it difficult to keep going? Doesn’t if feel like walking through treacle sometimes? I don’t mean that thin, runny treacle that tastes so good – but that thick, sticky, tar-like treacle that’s almost impossible to trudge through. Gets you down, doesn’t it? It’s hard to remain enthusiastic about something when day after day, week after week, month after month, and even year after year it just doesn’t work out.
It’s quite easy at the beginning of something – when you have a vision or a clear view of what you want to achieve, and even a reasonably planned out path of how to get there. But then you come across an obstacle, which sends you off track; then there’s another barrier that you have to hurdle over; then there’s a sideways swipe that you never saw coming, that knocks you completely off the road!
Winston Churchill was a man that knew about failure. During the first World War, his flawed campaign led to the humiliation of the British and led to around one million casualties. Churchill was dismissed from his cabinet position, excluded from the War Council, and allowed no hand in the further conduct and administration of the war. One of his famous quotes says:
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
There is no doubt that Churchill kept going and going, enthusiastically, and learned something from his errors, for he later redeemed himself as prime minister during World War II, providing leadership that was nothing short of outstanding. (Ref: Forbes article – accessed 16/10/2017)
How’s your walk today? Are you in between failures, on your way to success, but have lost your enthusiasm? If that’s you today, take a leaf out of Winston’s Churchill’s book. Re-visit your initial vision; re-establish your path; and keep walking with enthusiasm. If you need help working towards your success, why not join our Thrive! programme? To find out more firstname.lastname@example.org.