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When Failure is Better Than Success

Mar 30, 2021

I’ve spent the better part of my life working and learning around successful people in the area of personal development and financial education. A few years back, major events in my life happened that made me begin to question my level of happiness and fulfillment. I realized that I was not where I wanted to be in life, and I felt extremely unhappy and unfulfilled. Even though I had accomplished most of my goals in life, I had not accomplished what is most important in life – i.e., happiness and fulfillment.
The things that most people equate to having success including a great education, massive income, and many status symbols such as expensive cars, homes, and travel weren’t giving me what I thought they would. Even with a great family (kids), I still had a feeling of wanting more, and yet nothing was making me happy with what I had. It really bothered me at the same time. I was feeling depressed and unfocused in my life.
Luckily, I decided to discuss my challenges with a person who was a close friend and long-time Mentor (now partner), Robert Stuberg.
Robert suggested that I read an article he had written titled “When Failure is Better than Success.” The title really shocked me. How could failure ever be better than success? It didn’t make any sense to me but I respected him enough to read the article. I’m so glad I did because it complete changed my life. (I will tell you how you can get a FREE copy of Robert’s article in a moment, and I really urge you to read it.)
I read Robert’s article the same day he told me about it, and then I reread it a number of times because it was hitting me right between the eyes. It was like Robert had written the article just for me. (I later learned that he wrote it for himself to remind him of a truth he had lost sight of in his own quest for success.) After reading and rereading the article, I called Robert to discuss it with him. My life has never been the same. Reading this article and talking with Robert was a major breakthrough in my life. I didn’t realize that I had inadvertently adopted a philosophy about success that was in complete alignment with most of the world yet entirely out of alignment with myself and the facts.
Robert helped me realize that my definition of success and happiness were entirely wrong. I had it backwards. I was reaching for and achieving many “worthwhile goals” yet they would never create the happiness I was looking for with the strategy I was using. I needed to completely redefine what I really wanted my life to be like. After I saw the truth, Robert suggested that I listen to “Creating Your Ultimate Destiny” which was a program he had written and recorded while he was an author, speaker, and key executive at Nightingale-Conant Corporation.
Robert left Nightingale-Conant Corporation many years ago and has had an amazing track record of success with happiness, which is the ultimate bulls-eye in life. What’s most important is that after my breakthrough, The Stuberg Mentoring Academy was born as an idea that Robert and I developed to help more people combine happiness and fulfillment with success.
That’s also why I decided to accept the role as President of Success Systems International and help others find more Success, Happiness and Prosperity in their lives.  I have learned, practiced and benefited from the teaching and principles that Robert Stuberg has developed over decades of working with thousands of individuals just like you and me.
My Mission with this podcast and Robert is to provide you with the information, knowledge, resources and tools you need to Create the Life You Were Meant to Live. It’s your time to not just create, but to live your ultimate destiny. You CAN and WILL create success and happiness in your life. Remember that success without fulfillment is best defined as failure! Don’t let that be you. Choose success with happiness!!