Americans are big at designating winners and losers.
Even people whose lives are a train wreck, self-identify as "winning!"
Meanwhile, hugely successful people that we admire sometimes can't find enough reasons to go on living.
At Harvard 's 2013 graduation, Oprah Winfrey said... "There is no such thing as failure..." Oprah Winfrey
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So, where does that leave us?
If we're smart, and I'd like to think that I am, we know no such thing as failure!
"What-the-what?" You ask.
There is no failure only course corrections that direct your path to your highest greatness.
What we call failure
You started a business or career that didn't meet the financial goals or success goals that you set out to meet.
A long-term relationship came to an end.
You have a traumatic, chronic, or recurring health challenge.
Weight loss, healthy eating, and a healthy lifestyle came to a sudden end in your life--again.
You keep repeating the same choices that lead to negative consequences and you don't understand why.
All areas of your life (Work/School, health, relationships) just seem to be stuck in quicksand and not moving forward.
There is no failure
These are all examples of what some people might call failures that I call course corrections:
Is it possible you were meant to contribute something else to the world, other than what you were putting your effort into?
Could your partner have been in your life for a season and that season is passed?
You have given all that you intended to give and received all that you were meant to receive and now it's time to move on to something or someone else.
Are the lessons you're learning from the mental illness, amputation, or heart disease meant to teach you something about the value of life and recovery?
Are you suppose to teach this lesson to others?
Do you have some conditioning that's blocking you from living a healthy lifestyle?
Perhaps repeating the same unwise choices, again and again, is a call to WAKE YOU UP! In all areas of your life.
Feeling stuck in life?
You're not alone.
What if I told you there's a simple cure but it's not an easy fix.
It requires some effort on your part, but you can make this feeling like a failure nonsense go away?
Four ways to stop feeling like a failure
Remember that trying something and not getting the result you wanted is not a failure. What you call failing I call an educational experience.
Failure is being to chicken to try.
People and things, like the house you lost in foreclosure, the partner that broke up with you, or the cool job at a great company, come into our lives for a time.
We give or receive what we are supposed to from them and we move on to something else.
The universe, God, life sends us what we desire--when we're actually ready for it, not when we think we need it.
Are you ready for what you say you desire? I doubt you are.
In my life, I've noticed when I'm disappointed about not getting something I want but then take a step back, I realize that I wasn't ready in some aspect of my life.
As soon as I worked on that area, and was in gratitude for the life-lesson, everything fell into place and I got what I wanted.
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