Hello. Bonjour. Namaste. Salam.
Its been a challenging year for me and I’ve had a huge AHA moment. I’ve realized that failure and setbacks are a natural part of the process to success. Before I was a runner. Anytime I saw any chance to fail or to even possibly make a mistake-I ran. I knew where I was going and was convinced that the plan would work and I saw how everything would play out in my head.
But then, at the age of 30, things just stopped working. My usual way of figuring things out, making things happen. My usual way perfecting or avoiding failure wasnt happening. Because I was failing over and over and over again.
I’ve realized that I think that we all need to go out into the world and not be afraid to fail. We must not be afraid to go out there and move towards the life that we truly want. Instead of being the runner, I have learnt to embrace failure because it through failure that we learn. It is through failure that we grow. It is through failure that we become the best versions of ourselves. After you fail, I mean, its painful but so necessary.
It hard as hell though but after this year its the only way to live. Otherwise, you spend so much time running away from yourself, your dreams, your fears that you live with so much caution that your not truly embracing the gift of being alive in the first place.
I love this guy..Tal Ben-Shahar. He’s a positive psychologist and at one point taught one of the most popular courses at Harvard. He breaks failure down really well through this incredible phrase.
Check out this wondeful video by Ben Tal Sharar about the power of failure.
Lastly, failure is hard. But I really do believe that at the end of the day it is all about how you carry it. It is all about you see it and the meaning that you give it. I used to believe that success was all that matttered. But I now know that failure is just as important.
So if you are out there reading this and you are failing at something. Breathe. Because you are not alone. We were meant to fail at something. Because it is through these times we become the best we can. It is through our failures that we achieve our successes. This is not something that you wake up and you have..its something that I will always practice my entire life. The importance of failure.
Bon Voyage my friends. Learn to Fail or Fail to Learn.
Before I ‘m off….I wanted to share my love for Jim Morrison–leader of the amazing band The Doors. And he explains the power of challenges so well.