How do you deal with failure?

Do you, quit? Run away and hide from it? Do you push on past it putting MORE time and energy into it, you’re going to make it work with sheer will power?

In my past life I was a quitter, I’d fail and I’d quit. I’d lace up my runners and runaway from the situation, never dealing with or trying to understand the underlying cause of my failing or the idea that failure is trying to teach me something. When I think about all the missed opportunities and experiences I could have had in my life, it makes me shutter at the loss.

I failed last week, AND I put it out there for everyone to see me fail! I had a “goal” that I didn’t achieve. It wasn’t really within my control kind of goal, but I set my cap for it and failed!

I set a goal to win the princess Margaret early bird prize of the Kawarthas lakefront cottage, and guess what folks, I didn’t win it! I failed to obtain the object of my dreams and I’m ok. (Congratulation to the winner, I hope you enjoy it as much as we would have.) 

The old me would have thrown up my hands in despair, claiming the cottage wasn’t meant to be mine, or the gods are against me! Lol

What failure wants to teach us is that we are on the right track. That what we desire and are willing to work for is meant for us. And if it doesn’t work out the first time or the 999th time, like Thomas Edison and the light bulb, we just need to approach it differently, look at it from a different angle. The desire is within us for a reason.

“You will not seriously want something that you are not capable of achieving.” Napoleon Hill

What I know is one day I will own a waterfront property with lots of room for the entire family to relax and enjoy. Until then, I’ll continue visualizing, using all five of my senses. Right now, I’m not able to see the when, the where or the how, but I know it’s out there!

Thanks for reading!

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28 Dec 2023

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