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  1. Donna Merrill
    September 17, 2015 @ 6:25 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    In order to achieve success, we must acknowledge that on the road there will be some failures, but as you have wisely quoted “Failure is the mother of success” I see it the same way. I make some blunders along the way and failures, but it does teach me so well. I embrace it, not run from it.

    Out of all the 5 ways you mentioned I like the first one the best. Achieve small tasks. When I have a goal I have to complete, I write down so many small tasks I need to do. I check them off as I go and it does give me the confidence I need. It also keeps me on point and feels great when I make that little check next to it.

    Focusing on the entire process would make me procrastinate. But breaking it down in small tasks does the trick for me.

    -Donna

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 18, 2015 @ 9:43 am

      Small tasks done regularly is a great way to keep progressing Donna. Thank you for your input.

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  2. Chery Schmidt
    September 17, 2015 @ 11:20 pm

    Hello Barrie, This is a great reminder to all of us. Oh yes we are bound to fail at times, but the important thing is to learn from your mistakes and move on.

    Thanks for sharing
    Chery :))

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 18, 2015 @ 9:42 am

      Hi Chery,
      Yes, I agree that it’s important to learn from mistakes and move forward.

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  3. Sue Bride
    September 18, 2015 @ 6:03 pm

    I know all about those easy tasks that are easy not to do. In my case it wasn’t that I didn’t have a clear goal. I wasn’t enthusiastic enough about what I was involved with to try and reach that goal. Procrastination was an issue for me.

    I needed a change in direction, to find the motivation to be consistent with the simpler daily tasks and not put off the harder ones. No one can expect immediate success so there are bound to be failures along the way.

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 18, 2015 @ 10:35 pm

      I had the same thing here Sue. I got things into perspective and now things are getting better and better. 😀

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  4. Monna Ellithorpe
    September 19, 2015 @ 4:55 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    So many good ideas and advice about keeping on track and how to stop making excuses. Sometimes I look at my TO DO list and I just turn it over but I’m learning instead of looking at the whole list, I look for an item I can finish and when broken down things are much easier and get done.

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 20, 2015 @ 4:55 pm

      Yes, Monna. Finishing one thing at a time is a great way to make progress. 😀

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  5. Joy Healey
    September 19, 2015 @ 7:27 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    If I had given up every time I had failed, I would have gone a long time ago! But I’m too stubborn for that, so instead I choose to learn from my mistakes and have another go!

    Joy

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  6. David Merrill 101
    September 20, 2015 @ 2:05 am

    These are all important ways to forge a successful path for your business, Barrie.

    I usually find the biggest obstacle, and one that always leads to failure, is procrastination. If you can get to the point of taking thoughtful and meaningful action as you learn new things, then even your failures will inevitably pave the way to your success.

    Thanks for the inspiration here, Barrie.

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 20, 2015 @ 4:53 pm

      I had lots of trouble with procrastination David. Not so much now though 😀

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  7. Erika Mohssen-Beyk
    September 20, 2015 @ 2:45 am

    Hi Barrie ,
    it is true we have to see failure as a helper and
    a signal to do something different . If we see failure
    not this way it will hold us back. Failure is a good teacher.
    Your post is a good reminder to change our perception about
    failure . Thank you
    Erika

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  8. Lesly Federici
    September 20, 2015 @ 2:50 am

    Hi Barrie,
    I’m reading Tony Robins book “Waken The Giant Within” and he talks a lot about the “pleasure/pain principle”, pretty interesting. He says we associate fears of failures (or fear in general) with certain circumstances in our lives which keeps us from doing things. He suggests focusing on the question “what will happen if I don’t do this ..” and turn/re-frame what we don’t want to do into a positive experience … So your suggestions are good ones, but the person who has trouble stsaying on task will most likely continue to be a problem .. can’t win … great post 🙂

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 20, 2015 @ 4:52 pm

      I must revisit Awaken the Giant Within. Read it some time ago and got so much from it. Thanks Lesly 😀

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  9. Joan Harrington
    September 20, 2015 @ 4:57 am

    Hi Barrie,
    Really enjoyed your post 🙂 I would have to agree with you that failure and succeed are definately linked and you have shared these awesome 5 ways to prove it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  10. Kathryn Maclean
    September 20, 2015 @ 2:36 pm

    Yes Barrie, there will be failures along the way, but that is how we learn. I know it’s how I learn. Sometimes I find a better way so it’s all good in the long run.

    Of the five I also like achieve small tasks. I have a weekly sheet with a page for each day. The calandar on the front page where I short form tasks for the week. I check off each day tasks I have completed. At the end of the day I write more detailed notes online using Journey software.

    That way I am consistent which helps also with being motivated. Thanks Barrie.

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  11. Mary Sloane
    September 20, 2015 @ 3:59 pm

    Hi Barrie
    I have to say trying to read this lettering on the black background is hard.

    Your article is spot on! We are always so much closer to success than t we think we are.

    The secret is to simply create success habits so that you don’t have to think about those tasks, they are must part of your routine and then life gets easier. We are definitely creatures of habit!

    Thanks

    Mary

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 20, 2015 @ 4:49 pm

      Thanks Mary. In the process of making a new theme so will be no black background then.

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  12. Deborah A. Ten Brink
    September 21, 2015 @ 1:01 am

    Hello Barrie!

    Another great post! My best takeaway (even though the whole post is really good), is “carry out those daily tasks, make them habits and track your results. Results only come from taking consistent action and yet accepting that there will be failures of some kind along the way will help you to make the changes to achieve that success you crave.”

    All of the above is about having the proper mindset and treating your business like a business instead of a hobby. I can see the work you put into this post, we, as your readers, appreciate your attention to detail.

    Much success to you Barrie!

    Deborah

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 24, 2015 @ 3:55 pm

      Thanks Deborah. I appreciate you. 😀

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  13. Sherman Smith
    September 21, 2015 @ 2:18 am

    Hey Barrie,

    This road to success is a big process. But then again it’s an endless process because personally I don’t want to stop once I get to my destination.

    But yes there are definitely going to be bumps on the road. But we should let that deter us. I stead we should learn from our failures. If we’really consistently doing this then that’s an indicator of our growth.

    Thanks for sharing your 5 tips! I hope you’re having a great day!

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 24, 2015 @ 3:51 pm

      Thanks a lot Sherman. I appreciate your input. 😀

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