Brad Pitt on Success and Failure

I received a message about Brad Pitt and how he coached someone in an audience on how failure leads to Success.

It happened that last year at a movie event a 30-something struggling actor announced to Pitt and audience members that he was battling suicidal thoughts alone in his car before the night’s event. Pitt responded “life is up and down, it’s a vicious cycle, but you have to go through it and deal with that, you can be down, but then you come back up again, and every failure can lead to success.'”

Most people think it is easy for Hollywood stars but it sounds like Brad Pitt has been through challenges like all of us and he has used lessons from failure to lead him to success.

On the same topic, I have a friend who is married to a beautiful French lady and that is not by chance. It happened because my friend failed a lot in his life in every attempt he made to meet women. Women refused to dance with him.

One time he told me he went with friends to a night club and over the course of the evening he asked ten different women to dance and none said yes (even though he can dance). He could not even get women to engage in conversation with him long term. But he never stopped putting himself out there just in case he may have the opportunity to meet a wonderful lady. Eventually he did.

I share these stories because it is clear that you have to be willing to fail and not be accepted not only in business but in all parts of our lives to get to where you want to be.

The biggest mistake in life is the belief that all things will come to you if you know The Secret and you just focus on your dreams. The key is you have to take decisive action to get to your dreams.

Get up, get out, if you want to Get the Life You Want you most likely are going to have to take risks, do it today and remember ‘every failure can lead to success’.

Your friend on the journey

David

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