Category: failure

Life has many ways of testing a person’s will – either by having nothing happen at all, or by having everything happen at once.

Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s OK; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you.

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.

1. Don’t look to the world to give you an identity.

2. Don’t look to your family and friends for approval.

3. Set your own goals and believe in yourself.

4. Expect things to take time.

5. Expect to meet with setbacks.

6. Expect people to put you down, and for some to walk away.

7. Don’t be swayed by pressure from others. 8. Don’t resent others gifts and successes.

9. Accept that somethings cannot be controlled.

10. Believe that you will make it one day.

Life has knocked me down a few times. It showed me things I never wanted to see. I experienced sadness and failures. But one thing for sure, I always get up.

Some days I’m confident. Some  days I feel like a loser. There are no successful people who never feel like losers. They don’t exist.

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.

1. Work on developing a positive self-image, and accepting and loving the person that is ‘you’.

2. Develop a network of friends whom you can trust – who’ll be there to support you, and give encouragement.

3. Work on developing a positive mind set. Be grateful, optimistic, and focus on success.

4. Believe that you can change things, and make a difference. You’re not a helpless victim. You can still take some control.

5. However, don’t waste your energy on things you cannot change. Walk away from toxic people and hopeless situations.

6. Take a long term view of things, and try to maintain your perspective. We all encounter hard stuff, and obstacles in life.

Never let a stumble be the end of your journey.

Failure is an event, not a person. Your mistakes do not define you.