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The #1 thing to do when you fail

I fail every single day. No really, every - single - day, and there is nothing to be ashamed about if you do the same.

At the time of writing this, it has been at least 90 days since I have written for this site. This is a failure. A failure that I am correcting today.

Every post I make to this site gets me one step closer to my goals, a step closer for “The Round Life” to be what I envision it to be in the future. Every post that I make may help one person out there that may have lost hope,or the person seeking an answer, and it doesn't matter that I was completing a real estate pre-licensing course, it doesn't matter that I am preparing for a move that will take me across the country, it doesn't matter that I passed the real estate test on the first try because of the effort devoted to studying, it doesn't matter that I was writing for other online publications.

None of the excuses that I could use matter, because they do not change the fact that I did not publish something here.

Do not ignore failure

I observe myself, and others around me, and I see failure being ignored. It is being disguised as something good, something honorable. I let weeks pass without making the time because I felt that other tasks were more important.

I see parents letting the activities of their children control so much of their time, that they have no time or money left to improve their own situation, and we all seem to say the same thing;

You know, the “I was to busy doing (fill in the blank) to focus on (fill in the blank) but I will get to it eventually”

Eventually?! WTF! when will “eventually” or “someday” come?

Look at my example, 3 months of not writing went by in a flash! Your life will pass in an instant if you do not take action now.

No matter how pretty we try to package our excuses, we have to see that they are holding us back. We must be harder on ourselves, so that we always recognize failure for what it is, and use that recognition as a trigger to get back up, push harder, put that extra hour in, to get off netflix, to quit thinking that we deserve a break.

We deserve nothing that we have not put in the work to get. This includes relationships, business, and anything associated with our lives.

The #1 most important thing to do when we fail daily is to quit making excuses, stop coming up with sugar coated reasons, we must always recognize the moments when we are putting the important things off, we must recognize the need to continue with the actions that will get us to our goals despite our brain telling us it’s ok to put it off for a day or two, and that the reasons we have are good enough.

We are all here for such a brief amount of time, and we must use every minute to improve ourselves, improve our lives, and bring value to the ones closest to us.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, please share your thoughts below. Share some examples of how you fail daily, and the steps you plan to take to correct, and learn from these failures.

About the author

Brandon Luke

Brandon Luke is a U.S. Army veteran, serial entrepreneur, real estate investor, and author who helps individuals improve their Health, Wealth, Love, and happiness though daily incremental improvement in each area.

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