You get a glimpse into a mindset of a person who doesn’t fear failure. Many worthwhile adventures never see the light of day because the adventurers feared failure. The fear of what people will think of you if you fail. The fear of taking a risk and not succeeding. The embarrassment among friends. It is easy to be afraid if you interpret failure to mean losing. But by changing the paradigm in your mind where failure means learning, you re-frame what most people think of as a negative into a positive.

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When you begin to interpret what others perceive as failure as a chance to grow, learn, and reach success faster, you lose your fear and accelerate your journey towards reaching your goals.

Think BIG!

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is a master of thinking BIG. He was still in his twenties when his aspirations to change the New York skyline were conceived and became a reality. Thinking BIG was so integral to his success that he wrote a book about it.

If you imagine for a moment how audacious a goal it is to build skyscrapers in one of the most competitive cities in the world for developers, and translate that to your own life’s objectives, you will set the bar just a bit higher.

You can see a similar Think Big mentality in Conor McGregor during his interviews and in the braggadocio of social media posts. He doesn’t want to just be the best. He wants to re-define the sport of mixed martial arts:

I’m going to change the way mixed martial arts is viewed.
I am going to change the game

In the Magic Of Thinking Big, David Schwartz walks you through how to create big goals, and how to achieve them for even greater success. Whatever your goal, challenge yourself to think even bigger, shoot for the moon!

Be Grateful

A team is needed to succeed. Some team members will have mundane jobs but they contribute to success in their own unique way. Be grateful to them. Show them your appreciation, even if it’s a simple thank you.

For Conor McGregor, a simple tweet is his way of expressing gratitude to someone who makes his life a little bit easier. In this case, Irene gets plaudits for keeping his home in pristine shape.

Author of the best-selling worldwide phenomenon, The Secret, Rhonda Byrne believes expressing gratitude is so critical to success that she created The Secret Gratitude Book to provide a framework for practicing the power of gratitude every day with the goal of attracting the magnificent things you want in your life.

Just Do It!

Finally, whether you’re Conor McGregor trying to become the Champ, Champ two division mixed martial arts world champion or you’re looking to start a venture and trying to figure out how to get rich like Conor McGregor, there is no shortcut to success that lets you skip the hard work.

As Conor McGregor says:

You could be anyone. If you put in the time, you will reach the top

Hard work. Grit. Determination. Waking up on the cold mornings and going for the jog to train for the marathon when it’s easier to stay in bed.

Grinding out the night shift because the deadline needs to be met at work.

Reaching out to that extra person to grow your business.

Whatever the goal, you have to summon the inner resolve to keep going when it gets hard. To make sure you stick with it, know why you are doing what you are doing. With a clear purpose, you will have a clear sense of direction, and a reason to continue when times get tough.

This article has been republished with permission from Investor Mint.