It's been a while since I went on a motivational rant in hopes to bring some optimism to all of you. I was scrolling through Pinterest when I happened upon a quote that said:
"There is no failure you either win or learn"
I've heard this before, as I'm sure you all have. However, it is something we all forget in the midst of what we consider a failure. When we strive to achieve something and it doesn't work out as we planned, we take the hit harder and we set ourselves back. What we NEED to remember is that, not every try can be a success and not every win can come without lessons learned. If we all succeeded at every opportunity we had and we won every challenge we faced, we would never learn what life has in store for us. We would never end where we were meant to be but simply where we chose to be.
A "failure" is too harsh on most of us in the midst of the fallen opportunity. It is how we handle these losses that truly matters though. When you keep the mentality that "you failed" you will find it harder to rise. I challenge ALL OF YOU to accept these lessons in life and change your mindset.
Now, story time-
we all are going to "fail" in life and we are going to get turned away from opportunities. I was turned down from 4, maybe 5 jobs until I finally was given a yes. I started to doubt anyone would give me a chance and I didn't know what direction to go in. What would have happened if I turned away altogether and let myself "fail"? I can confidently tell you that I would not be where I am right now, I would not have accepted a higher position in 10 months. If I didn't get the right opportunity and if I didn't keep trying I would have never found the door that was open.
If you give up because you think you failed, it will be you who truly loses out in the end.
So if you feel like you're failing or if you recently missed an opportunity, understand that you are where you are meant to be. Listen and learn in this moment. Take this lesson with you. Move into the next opportunity with a stronger and wiser you.
Until Next Time,