Fear: (n.) A reason for dread or apprehension
How many times have you tried something and not succeeded? Believe me, I am a living testament to the motto, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!”
You just have to remember that Albert Einstein quote : "Insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results." So, we must learn from our failures.For many people, though, the fear of failure becomes a block, stopping them from going after what they really want in life. Fear, as defined above, is so vague. What is the “reason for dread”? If we don’t believe in ourselves or what we are doing, we can be fearful. Without faith in something, fear is inevitable. Where there is faith, fear can not exist.
Failure: (n.) The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends.
The greatest thing about life, is that it doesn’t start on Monday and end on Sunday. It does not start and end, it flows. We can not only build something within our lives, we can grow so much as a human being, just by being. We must recognize and acknowledge the difference between EXISTING and truly LIVING. So, if by definition, failure is “not achieving the desired end”, well, we can just keep on 'being'.
Opportunity: (n.) A good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success.
Success begins within ourselves. We have to see it in our mind’s eye and truly envision what we want for our lives. Once you can see it for yourself, you are on the path to creating. Failure actually puts us in a good position to learn.
Here are three tips to turn failures into opportunities.
1. Look back for understanding - If we fail at something, we want to crawl in a hole and just forget about it. But, the only way to move forward is to evaluate what happened- good and bad. Self-evaluation is key. Be honest with yourself. We can easily learn from our experiences- isn't that what life is all about? We are all both students and teachers in life. What was the lesson? What was the gift in the imperfection?
2. Life can be a mirror - If we feel like we failed, we don't always like to face the reasons why things may have went awry. But, it's so important to see the whole picture, and sometimes we can learn from the way others see us. Ask and be open. Feedback can help us grow.
3. Dig deep and listen - Get to the source of what you really want for your life. Sometimes we may set a goal for ourselves, and no matter how hard we try, we don't achieve it. But, if you re-evaluate your goals and opt for defining what you want on a deeper level , the picture will be much clearer. Then take time not to "speak" about what you want, but to "listen". Perhaps this will create an inspired pathway for you to achieve your REAL desired state of being!!