She is the voice that whispers in your ear when you don’t want her too. Sometimes she’s a hollow scream echoing in your ear; a deafening shriek. She longs to draw out the sounds & feelings of success. This is a promiscuous and conniving woman longing for your embrace, your gentle touch. She needs the attention only you can give her. She can’t grow without you. She has a name, but she is a woman of many titles. She works best when you are in your lowest state of mind; when you feel you can’t continue on anymore. She is a loser’s best friend, seeking to strip that individual of any hope and dignity. She is there to feed your negativity, she is the arch nemesis of your success. She is the voice of failure.
Failure is a jealous woman who wants you all to herself. She becomes enraged when you attempt to leave her side for the voices of positivity, joy, and success. This lying witch coerces you to leave your destiny and she strips you of your hope and strength. Time and time again, you play into her hands and you give yourself over to it. When you’re faced with a circumstance of confusion, she’s there to shout to into your ear, “Stop! Give up!”
Where this voice is present in our lives, there is another voice that we often ignore. However, we need her more than ever. She is destiny. She is positivity. She is the voice of success.
This woman is the one you don’t notice, the one you walk past because you’re blinded by distractions and circumstances. She is the opportunity of a lifetime, but you slap away her helping hand. Men, she was the girl at the party that you paid no attention to out of fear. You were too nervous to speak with her. She’s the girl you never walked up to and said “hello”. Women, she is the guest in your home that you never cooked and cleaned for. She’s the one you never embraced, you never nurtured, the one you probably never paid any attention to.
Success is like that woman most guys are afraid to speak to because we listen to the voice of failure. We give into our negativity and all things tied to failure. We’re afraid that what we have, all our efforts and words won’t be enough. Questions like, “How am I going to do this?” reside in your minds. Success can often be a given opportunity, but we slap opportunity in the face because we fear of not knowing how it’s going to turn out. We often betray our potential, when we choose to listen to the negative report. Often times that negative report enters through our best friends, family members, or even teachers.
You were made to be successful in all that you do. Don’t listen to the voice of failure. The only reason she presents herself is because you invite her in with your spoken words. Remember, in your mouth, you have the power of life and death. I have a saying that I abide by, “if you feed it, it will grow. If you starve it, it will die.” Stop giving life to this witch, to this seducing woman, and embrace destiny, welcome success. Walk in victory and be a conqueror and you shall succeed in all that you do. I know the road before you may look bleak, or maybe you believe your talent isn’t good enough, or maybe you can’t fathom what’s going to happen next. Good. They say you have to go through hell to get to heaven, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay in hell. If you’re sitting around waiting for the next profound thing to come your way, then you’re no different than a car sitting in a garage. To get anywhere, you have to put the key in ignition, and move forward.
Don’t wait for people to hand you success, seek after it. It’s yours. So take it.