Motivation Monday: Failures
Do you remember that feeling you get when you know you’ve failed at something? That hard lump in your throat? that nauseous feeling in the pit of your stomach?
Its Motivation Monday and today I wanted to talk about failures. Many times we take our failures and allow it to define the person we are. I’ll be the first to admit that I am guilty of this. As of lately, this is a demon that I fight with on a regular basis. I am going through a storm right now where I feel that my past failures have placed me into a position in my life that I am not happy with. The last few days have been pretty tough for me. I’ve cried alot of tears over the last 24 hours (even as I type this post), not out of pity, but out of frustration because I ask myself how did I get here, what did I do wrong to deserve this?
“Weeping may endure for a night but Joy comes in the morning Psalm 30:5”
I have failed at many things in my life that I wish I could change, done things and responded to situations that could have been done differently but I try and remind myself that I am human and I make mistakes and I also try not to make my failure define who I am as a person. Often times when I know I have failed at something it really bums me out, I get angry with people around me, I’m on edge and my anxiety is through the roof. Sometimes when we experience failures we tend to make excuses for it, blame others or avoid it altogether. Which sometimes lead to even bigger failures.
We can change that though, our response to failures cause us to learn from our mistakes and move on from it, it makes us aware of what we could have done differently and also makes us realize that it was a learning tool to do better the next time around. The way we respond to failure plays a big role on how we recover and move on from it as well. Its Monday a start of a new week. a clean slate and new goals to set.
What did you learn last week that you will apply this week? For me I will be working on being more grateful,getting rid of hatred in my heart and being more at peace with myself. What are some of your ways that you deal with failures? What tips can you give to someone who also battles with this?