“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” -unknown.
Positive catch phrases are as rampant as fast food chains in the midwest. They dot the landscape with such a repetition you don’t take notice of them or find them to be special in any way. Every so often though, in between these peddlers of obesity making people fat with empty calories you actually find a restaurant serving real food. The many quotes and positive cliche’s can be empty as well, but every so often you’ll stumble across something actually meaningful. We are so afraid of failure that the pursuit of success has become its own institution, with sections of self help literature taking up real estate in most book stores. Achieving success personally or publicly is a lucrative business and is held in high esteem socially. Yet, failure still plagues humanity like a disease, because we’ve all failed. In fact, it’s nearly impossible not to fail. However, adverse to popular opinion the set up is in the setback. You can turn failure upside down and it will spell s-u-c-c-e-s-s! How? By changing your attitude and not believing that a failure is the final word on or chapter in your life. The world and society would have you believe that a failure signifies the end of the road. However, that is far from the truth! If anything a setback can prepare you for an even bigger and better step in your life. Often, hardships not only toughen us up but strengthen us for the next round. Therefore, don’t dwell on the failure, instead push back on that setback and move forward!
onward and cheers,