Changing Failure to Success
I had amazing goals for the first month of 2018. My plan was to write twelve blogs, read four books, and start writing my second book.
However, life had other ideas. I won’t rehash all that I have had to deal with in the past month. The bottom line is that I did not accomplish my goals. Not by a long shot. Although I have managed to start writing my second book, I wrote a measly two blogs and only read a book and a half.
First and foremost, I take full responsibility for not completing my goals as planned. Life happens to all of us, and we shouldn’t use it as a crutch when we don’t get the results we want. Second, I remind myself that I am not defined by my failure. Every day I am required to make a simple choice, that is whether I will wallow in the despair of the past or look with hope and determination towards the future. I choose the latter.
It is with that mind frame that I, as well as all of us, can choose to face the day. Yesterday may have been a mess, but today can be so much better if we choose to make it better. It’s all about taking responsibility for our lives and making a clear, solid choice.
We all experience failure at some point. We may have destroyed relationships in the past or failed at a venture we expected to propel us into the future. But the key is to learn from our failure and use it as a learning tool and a stepping stone to a better tomorrow.
I had amazing goals set for January. But I also have amazing goals set for February. I will get those blogs written and those books read. I may have to devise a new and improved strategy for getting these things done, but the fact is I will get them done.
I would encourage us all to do the same, to set clear, concise goals that will allow us to get where it is we want to go. I would also encourage us to not give up when we fail, but rather to reevaluate our position, regroup in our corner, and come back out swinging like a champion.
We’ll talk again.