This week’s theme has been all about overcoming the idea or failure and mistakes and seeing life as a series of lessons.
If you are on Daily Fab + Inspo list, then you’ve been reading my breakdown on why I don’t believe in failure or mistakes. If not, I’ll get you all caught up in a snapshot, but you should definitely sign up because the transformation is all in the details.
Failure isn’t real.
For starters, I believe that sometimes we use failure as an excuse to quit and give up on ourselves.
Just because you don’t get the outcome that you want, doesn’t mean you won’t ever succeed.
Some of the most famous names in history would never be known today had they given up on themselves at the first sign of defeat.
Michael Jordan, Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers… Beyoncé for goodness sake!
Each of these people, and countless others, never labeled themselves as failures because they didn’t get it right the first time.
Instead, they let those temporary moments of defeat fuel them to keep going, keep working, keep practicing to hone their craft. And every day that would go by, they were getting better and better with time.
Today, we know these people as some of the greatest of all time. But by no means are they super human. They just chose to see experiences differently. They chose to see them as opportunities to be better.
Mistakes are there to help you grow.
You know the saying, “Nobody’s perfect,” or “Everybody makes mistakes?” Well it’s true and that’s what makes life awesome!
If we didn’t make mistakes, we wouldn’t know what we need to do to improve ourselves. Mistakes are also opportunities to do and be better.
We get to use the things that we didn’t get right, and make better choices moving forward. Choosing a different thought and corresponding action is what will render a different outcome than the one before.
And as the late/great Maya Angelou once said:
When you know better, you do better. – Maya Angelou
You can let yourself off the hook now. 🙂
A delay is not a denial.
This quote pretty much speaks for itself.
Oftentimes the very thing that makes us label ourselves “failures” or see mistakes as anything other than lessons is the whole idea of a time delay.
A delay is often the very thing that is needed to prepare you for the life of your dreams. If your dream life would come any sooner than it should, you probably wouldn’t enjoy it because you wouldn’t feel prepared to handle it.
Hence the reason why people who win the lottery often lose it all in a short period of time. Or the reason why people who experience overnight fame, often fall into depression.
The moral of the story is this:
Use the experiences of your life as a tool to learn and grow from. They are there to teach you something, to allow you to become more, to do more, and to achieve more. And if you use your time wisely, you could become the very person that it will take, not only to get the life you want, but to keep it.