I don’t want to sugarcoat where I am at. Right now I feel like a failure. Well, at least some of the time I do. But I feel that by authentically acknowledging where you are at and how you have failed you can address things and turn them around. So, here goes:
I’ve failed to make a million dollars
I’ve failed to start a multinational company
I’ve failed to build a property empire
I’ve failed to be financially free by 40. Hope I can do it by 50.
I’ve lost many jobs. MANY. MANY.
I’ve lost contact with many friends and some I’ve shed
I’m not rich, well at least not financially.
I haven’t traveled enough or explored enough.
I have a lot of work to do and I tend to put it all off. This can lead to depression and even now I am avoiding my assignment.
But I am still happy. Which is interesting given that right now I don’t have a stable job, I don’t own a home, I don’t have loads of shares, I’m still happy. Most of the time.
Not all of the time. Somedays I feel so flat I can’t get off the couch I get glued to Netflix. I pretend it’s ok, but it’s not. I think about why I never hear back from mates or why I no longer have a best friend or, never really have had one.
It’s like visual flypaper just one more show, I need to watch it until the end.
So, I’ve failed, I acknowledge and accept and now I use it to move forward and make great happen.
I am creating habits. Health, Study, Meditation, learn a language and now I need to create a commercial habit. A focus aligned to a purpose. Purpose is what drives all intention, motivates all action and makes the impossible possible.
Failure is what we learn along the route to creating a successful life. Without failure there is no success, without trial there is no error. So the list of failures is endless, but the opportunity to change, to turn thing around and to make great happen is always there, with every person you meet, every meeting and in every interaction. Change is constant. Let’s make great happen.
If love to hear how others acknowledge their faults or failures and how they may be using these to motivate action, to create change and build an abundant life.