failure is an option.
Happy Sunday everyone!
Today’s post gives me such a cozy feel. Before you go crazy about the topic or move on to the next post, hear me out. I strongly can say that you will rethink opting out failure from being an option after you read this post. Here’s my take on it.
You probably know this already, but let me remind you that after failure comes success. As simple as that is to comprehend, often times we tend to blur out the part that says success and replace it with depression or sadness or the END of us trying to make a change. That is our biggest setback, lack of acceptance and lack of pushing ourselves to keep going.
What causes us to not push ourselves?
That’s simple, we do. We overthink everything and instead of filling our minds with positiveness and expectancy of something good, we replace it with negativeness. I have been a victim of this oh too many times. Within who I am, I know that with God all things are possible and with faith + prayer the outcomes are limitless, but sometimes I give in to doubt. I feel like doubt is just a mere feeling and as previously told…feelings are temporary. I give in to doubt before I give in to the possibility of greatness. That is the problem.
How can we change having a doubtful mindset?
Changing our mindset from doubt to endless possibilities starts with the acceptance of where we are and the knowledge of where we want to be. Failure is something that is inevitable. It will happen, with or without our permission, but that does not mean that we have to allow it to put us in a wormhole of darkness. I have learned that we have to feed our minds with food that will nourish, build, and produce a healthier way of thought. We have to keep our circles filled with people who are GOING SOMEWHERE. We have to have positive people around us so on the days where we feel like giving up, they can sprinkle a little sunshine on our cloudy/rainy situations. That is the key.
Failure is an option when we have the correct mindset and even when we do not. It is unreal to say that a person is always positive in EVERY situation that life puts them in, however, what is real is how that person handles themselves when that situation arises. I have failed a lot, whether it was a test, a life situation, not getting the job, getting let go of a job, school situations and so much more, but does that mean life has ended? Does that mean that I have to be in a slump? Does that mean that I did not try harder the next time? And the time after that? NO. I picked myself up, wiped my tears away, got all my negativeness out and encouraged myself to keep it pushing! You have to tell yourself, “I am moving forward.” – (affirmation was given to me by Evelyn from hnow.co)
You will be surprised at how God can pick you up from where you are and place you where he wants you to be. I encourage failure because I am no longer afraid of failing. I know that my failure does not define who I am and with that mindset, I will keep on reaching for the stars, until they fall down from the sky! We have to realize that yesterday’s mistakes are not today’s success. Failure just means that we have another opportunity to try something again another way.
TIP: Use failure to empower yourself, rather than an outlet for loss.
Acquire confidence through your experiences.
Stay grounded because your victories are right around the corner.
Quote for the week: “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
― Marilyn Monroe
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Let me know in the comments below! 🙂