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When someone says “failure” usually the words that come to mind are sadness, fear, making a fool of myself, desperation, panic, shame, and heartbreak. But here’s what else you need to know about that word! Helping, generous, openness, knowledge, bravery and courageous are all built from failure. To pretend that we can get to the latter emotions without feelings the pains of failure is a dangerous and misguided assumption. Your failure is guiding you to greater things. It is preparing you for interactions with others in which you will be viewed as the brave one and the generous one.
You ever have those days where you kill it?! Like a good thing?! Like killing it as in AMAZING?! ? As in being a mom, a friend, a wife, a sister; all the things!!
And then you have the days you “kill it”. As in a bad thing ? Like you fail at being all the things. Someone who pisses friends off. Someone who doesn’t succeed at being a wife and mom. Someone who doesn’t measure up to the daughter and sister status.
I’ve been both And I’m sure you can relates.
Tomorrow is a new day though. You’re going to wake up to sunshine – or at least the sun “trying” to peak through in this crazy Kansas weather – and put a smile on and embrace the that you may KILL IT or you may “KILL IT” and no matter which one it is – that’s OK
Because even when we’re failing miserably, there a girl inside who sits awake at night and beats herself up for not making that care package for a friend and then realizes it’s better to be a week late than not at all. There’s the girl inside who has a heart of gold but doesn’t always know how to show it – because sometimes making herself happy looks selfish. And she’s giving that up.
Tomorrow you may totally KILL IT and make history!! Or you may “kill it” and feel like a failure.
Reread what that says. It doesn’t say “may fail”. It says “fail”. As in you will. Daily. Weekly. Monthly. Hourly. You WILL fail! But GOD is your strength!
Here’s the thing – you won’t feel God’s strength until you’re ready to feel God’s strength. [bctt tweet=”So stop shouldering all the shit on your own!” username=”RuffledDaisy”] You can’t do it. Pass it to Him. Let him bear the weight as you slowly walk the path he is leading you on.
When someone says “failure” usually the words that come to mind are sadness, fear, making a fool of myself, desperation, panic, shame, and heartbreak. But here’s what else you need to know about that word! Helpful, generous, openness, knowledge, bravery and courage are all built from failure. To pretend that we can get to the latter emotions without feelings the pains of failure is a dangerous and misguided assumption. Your failure is guiding you to greater things. It is preparing you for interactions with others in which you will be viewed as the brave one and the generous one.
You’re going to come across waves that knock you on your butt! And you’re going to come across skies so blue that you believe there is NOTHING that can stop you from achieving happiness! With two polar opposite things, it’s hard to see how sometimes you can see greatness when you’re down or you’ve failed. The very things that push you around in life are the very things that give you lift…which enables you to FLY! Without the downs, you can’t recognize the ups and without the up’s you can’t recognize the downs.
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Tonganoxie • Kansas
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This post is so uplifting! You’re totally right– failure helps us grow, if we’re willing to learn from it instead of wallowing in it. Thanks for this little reminder in positive thinking! 🙂
Such a positive and important message especially because it’s so hard for me to deal with failure
Ah i love this! I do also believe that without failure you’ll never really ‘grow’. I hate failing at anything but I’m trying to learn how to allow it to change me and do better than to sulk in that hate
I really enjoyed this post and thought it gave a great perspective. And really if you haven’t failed–you aren’t doing anything. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Failures are just lessons. Nice post!