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March 11th, 2013

The Master of Mistakes

Think about this idea for a moment and check your internal reaction as you read the following idea:

“Those who master their technical mistakes as well as the feelings of failure that usually accompany them, are the very people who stand the greatest chance of rising to the top.”

Says who?


Yes, I realize the average person hates making mistakes to the point of fearing them. I realize that some people also equate “making a mistake” to getting fired, losing a job and so on.

Those aren’t the kinds of mistakes I’m talking about. I’m talking about the mistakes that ALL successful people make along the path of mastery. No one succeeds without making mistakes. No one succeeds without experiencing temporary failure.

And no one who succeeds does so without ever having a “dark night” in which he doubts himself to the very core.

Making mistakes or failing a few hundred (or thousand) times is not the issue. The issues are:

1. Did you learn from the mistake
2. Did you learn to harmonize the negative feelings you had about the mistake

As a collegiate athlete, I once learned to analyze my performance after each match. In doing so, I asked myself, “What are four things you could improve about how you competed tonight.”

It was a tough question on many occasions, especially the ones in which I appeared to flawlessly rip the other guy to shreds. But ask away I did, and doing so made me better.

Sometimes it’s easy to see our mistakes and failures. Easy for everyone else, too. At other times, we need to think outside the test tube in order to find a better way. I believe there is always a better or easier way – but you won’t find it if you’re not looking – or if you think you’ve already have all the answers.

I’m a big believer in the philosophy that says, “You never really got it down – you’re only practicing on getting it down. As soon as you think you’ve GOT IT – you’re in for a rude awakening.”

Keep these ideas in mind as you “practice your game” – whatever it is.

And if you really want to master your mistakes and the negative feelings that go with them, then be sure to grab a copy of the Zero Resistance Living System.

Just think what life would be like if you had no fear of making mistakes, no fear of failing.

Realize that you’d then be on the path of Zero Resistance Living – and let me tell you – it’s a great way to live.


Matt Furey

P.S. Tune in tomorrow for a new product for aspiring and existing copywriters, who like the Fureyesque style of these emails.

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