I have failed at many things this year and guess what I’m going to fail at many things next year as well. Failure is inevitable and it’s a part of life. 2018 is only a few days away and this is around that time where some of us begin to reflect on the things that we set out to accomplish in the beginning of the year and failed to do. It’s very easy to get down on yourself when you had such big plans for yourself and a whole year has passed and it seems like you accomplished nothing.
If you know that you did everything in your power to try to make that dream a reality you have nothing to be ashamed of. Sometimes things do not happen because it really isn’t your time yet. Sometimes you have to fail at something to realize that it’s not really for you and not really what you wanted in the first place. Now I’m not talking about things like “Oh I’m going to workout more this year” let’s be real most of us that make this goal end up not doing it because we just being lazy!! Get up and go for a walk or something ever little bit counts boo!
I’m talking about the “I am going to become a homeowner or move to a better place ” , “I am going to get a better job or try to get that raise” , “ I am going to start that business ” “ I am going to get myself that new car I been needing” . I’m talking about the bigger picture things that take a little more time ! For me I was determined to get a higher position at my old job I went through training and did everything right and although I was basically promised the position I started to realize that it wasn’t going to happen and honestly I’m happy that it didn’t because the field I was working in wasn’t even what I wanted to do. It just so happened that I had been doing it for years and was good at it. I ended up quitting . ( You can read more about that experience here I Quit . )
For me that “failure” turned into something else I ended up finding a way better position in a better field making more than I would have been in the position I was going after . However if I wouldn’t of failed I never would of built up that resilience to try harder and want more for myself ! And on another note everyone I worked with and the person the hired to replace me and the person that they gave the position I was going after too all ended up getting laid off a few months after I left. Every failure isn’t for lack of trying or because your not good enough sometimes it’s just bad timing and something bigger and better for you is in store. It does not matter the process of how you got there or even how long it takes it just matters that you there.
So with 2018 soon approaching and new goals beginning to form embrace your failures, learn from them, grow from them and make that ish happen !!!
Do you have a story of failure that turned out to be a victory ?
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