Fear not failure

Is it really a failure that you’ve experienced? Are you looking at this objectively or are you judging the situation solely based on what you see right in front of you? Have you ever heard of the saying “Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see”?  I think that we should modify that saying, for it to be a bit more accurate: “Believe none of what you hear and half of what you discern.”. That feels better, to me. See, the thing is that, while I was growing up, I was taught that if I wanted something badly enough and I worked hard to obtain that thing, and still didn’t get it, then I had ultimately failed in my quest. Which is…meh…it just never sat well, with me. That notion is the part that I feel that many of us have not learned . The part where you learn from your attempt and you refine your effort, in order to get a bit further on the next try, or  even to succeed. There are so many things to look at, when you are finished with an attempt and I feel that we tend to overlook where we’ve ACTUALLY gotten because we are, generally, so focused on a perceived result. We lament a perceived failure. That’s not the right angle to look from. You’ve learned something. Look for what you’ve learned. Because, regardless of if you feel that you’ve succeeded or not, you have made the path a bit clearer due to your endeavour. Break it down and find the gift that was left for you. There IS something there. There always is. I know of people who are paralyzed by the fear of failing so, for that reason, they don’t even try, which is a sort of death, in and of itself. I’ve never understood that way of thinking but it isn’t for me to understand. I just have to do the best that I can, to continue giving maximum effort to any and everything that I give my time to. There’s no other way around it. To not get too down if I don’t immediately get what I want and to understand that there is a message in the attempt which, if properly deciphered, will help me get to the place where I am ultimately supposed to end up . It’s a concept. The one that I choose to live by. No doubt that there are hundreds of millions of different notions. I would simply like you to know that, in my mind,  there’s no such thing as “failure”. It’s just an ascension to enlightenment. Now, go try.

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