Happy Monday my friends,
Did you just ever have one of those days or even weeks, where everything you try to do seems to go badly. Kind of makes you feel like you let someone down or even yourself. I am sure all of you have heard the saying, “Turn that frown, upside down.” So I hope today’s message encourages you to try and remember that, next time you feel like a failure.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” (Thomas Edison)
We should drop the word failure from our vocabulary. It’s misleading to think about our efforts in a strictly binary way-as either successes or or failures. Life is not this simple. Do babies fail when they try to take their first step and fall? That first step (and the tumble to the ground that inevitably follows it) is an integral and unavoidable part of the process of learning.
NOTE TO SELF:
I will reframe my failures as necessary steps on the path to learning and growth. (Linda Picone)
Do not shine like jade; instead be humble like a rock. (Lao Tzu)
Sit, walk or run, but don’t wobble. (Zen saying)
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. (Anthony Robbins)
Twenty year from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. (Mark Twain)
Wishing everyone a great week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off