“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

– Napoleon Hill

The greatest enemy of your success is being afraid to fail.

In fact, if you aren’t willing to fail, then you aren’t willing to be successful, either.

This is why perfectionism and procrastination are the two major players in why you’re stuck right now.

These two players are the primary voices of your inner critic.

That part of you that… no matter how hard you try, no matter what you do… is still hard on you.

This part of you, this inner critic, does not believe that you’re enough. It sees you try and fail and tells you to stop trying.

Today, I have words for your inner critic… So keep reading.

Having a high standard is one thing… trying to be perfect is…

Well, stupid.

You aren’t perfect.

None of us are.

To be happy, you’ve got to grow. To grow, you’ve got to learn. To learn you’ve got to make mistakes. To make mistakes, you’ve got to fail.

The key is to fail – and fast.

BUT – you must also LEARN from the failure and then immediately change your approach.

Speak to your inner critic for a moment –

Dear inner critic:

Please be nice. Be kind. Have patience. And – please stop being so hard on me for not knowing what I doesn’t know.

I want to grow, to learn and to become more.

I can’t do that if you keep being so freakin’ hard on me.

Give meroom to learn, to try new things and to set new goals.

Look, inner critic… we all mess up. I mess up, too.

Cut me some slack today, and you’ll see that you are safe, you are okay, all is well and that everything is happening in Divine time.

Now back to this message:

Don’t let your inner critic run the show. Be kind to your inner critic.

Celebrate and see success as how much you are learning and growing.

Celebrate mistakes – they are how you learn.

Making and learning from mistakes = success.

This is your permission to fail and to fail fast.

What are you waiting for? Start failing!

And when you fall… just get right back up and ask “What did I learn?”

We all mess up. We all fail. We all fall. The magic is in getting back up.

It’s time to get back up.

Remember to get out there, take action and make it real!