Friday, October 17, 2014
It's not what you think.
Every time I open a social media platform any more I am bombarded with pictures, phrases and sayings about over coming my failures, moving on, fighting the good fight........... You get the picture.
Failure, no matter how many ways you choose to slice the whole grain, low fat loaf of bread, is a negative term. We're coerced into believing it's almost some sort of noble virtue. When you suggest I've failed your suggesting a negative, a flaw or a blemish. It's like prefacing a criticism by saying "Don't take this personally.........."
Yeah right. It is all personal when comes to me or to you.
So......... what to do, what to do?
Maybe we remove the word failure and we replace it with the thought that sometimes, just sometimes it takes a bit longer to reach our goals then we'd like. Instead of failing we "learn."
There's a novel concept.
We learn what works best for us and what doesn't and then we integrate the positive stuff into our behavior. The negative or abortive attempts? We steer clear. We know they do not work.
I love cucumbers. They don't love me and if I eat them I am in a moderate degree of misery. I avoid them. They slow me down, cause me to rearrange my schedule as I clutch my stomach and vow not to eat them again.
Will any of you whisper "Oh gosh, he's a failure. He ate cucumbers and he got sick." Of course not.
There is no failure if we choose to learn something, anything form the experiences in our life. When we do then every moment is a success.
Would it not be ever so cool to live that way?
Namaste dear ones