Sometimes life works to our advantage, and at other times it could be to our disadvantage.
A couple of quotes I recently read:
“The grass often looks greener in someone else’s garden” – unknown
“Willing is not enough, we must do” – Johann Von Goethe (1749-1832)
I was using these to reflect on a recent failure I experienced.
Stepping out of your own thoughts, and observing them from afar will allow you to see what was happening – are you wallowing in self-pity, or were you simply seeking new ways to do something?
On asking these questions of myself, I immediately felt a failure – although I knew it was really only a set-back.
Paulo Coelho notes in his book Warrior of Light, “… we are wounded by the most foolish things, we worry over trivialities and believe ourselves incapable of growing. We sometimes believe ourselves unworthy of any blessing or miracle. We are warriors of light because we fail.”
How many times have you failed at something, picked yourself back up and carried on learning to adapt from where you were before in order to move further forward?
We will all experience disappointments and setbacks during our own lifetime. What is important is not the difficulty we face around the disappointment, it is how we deal with it that matters.
If we can work at accepting that being and doing things perfectly is an impossibility we are half way to being more comfortable and able to handle the setbacks in a positive way and use the experience to grow.
Recognise that our failures help us to learn and bring us back on course to achieve our goal.
So what are you waiting for?
What can you fail / succeed at?
What enapay (brave) thing will you do today?