We shared the secrets to avoiding failure with our audience in an episode of Men’s Talk on SAT-7 ARABIC, and now we bring you the same tips for a brighter 2018!
Fadi Sharaiha, Executive Director at SAT-7 Canada, jokingly sums it up in one sentence: “You can avoid failure by shutting yourself inside the house, never trying to do anything.” The point, also illustrated by Presenter Aoudat Habash, a Financial and Administrative Consultant, is that avoiding failure means avoiding life. Failure is a part of success for everyone and any goal has its challenges.
There are, however, things the presenters say we can do to minimize failure and reach goals.
1. Identify your goal.
In order to be successful, we must first identify an appropriate goal. A goal should be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timebound.
2. Take calculated risks.
While recklessness does not pay off, researching decisions, thinking creatively and taking calculated risks is a must to move forward towards a goal.
3. Surround yourself with positive people.
Positive people focus on life’s possibilities and avoid the detrimental effects of negative self-talk.
4. Realize your identity is in God.
On the outside, people may see us as very capable people, but we don’t see this internally and it holds us back. Fadi says, “I’m a son of God. This God made me in a wonderful way.” When we acknowledge who we are as God’s children, we can be confident in our ability to accomplish His will for our lives.
5. Overcome your limitations.
Sometimes, things from our childhood can affect our self-confidence today. Studio guest Dr. Aysam Samir, a psychologist, points out that if a child is told he’s a failure, or berated for small accidents like dropping a glass of water, he may feel incompetent as an adult. It takes time and personal development to overcome these experiences.
As we set goals to be limitless together in 2018, be encouraged that your identity is in Christ! We take heart in the knowledge that God has already won the ultimate victory over sin and death – our failures cannot take away from that and our successes can glorify Him.
YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. YOU ARE A FRIEND TO THE PEOPLE OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA! CLICK HERE TO GIVE NOW!
© SAT-7 2018