Maybe it’s just me but it seems like some of life’s best lessons are learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes. I’m the type that absolutely dreads failure…to put it lightly. I won’t even play a friendly pick up game of Chuck E. Cheese Shoot Out against the Hubs unless I know I can win. Oh wait, I can. Oh wait, I did! Two out of three, but who’s counting. Where was I…Chuck E. Cheese…basketball…I won…he lost…Failure, ah yes. So, we’ll all fail some time or another. Will it be enjoyable, probably not. But, the faster we accept it, the faster we can get on with being awesome and succeeding at so many other things.
We’ll never be 100% sure it will work, but we can always be 100% sure that if we don’t try then nothing’s going to work. When you think about it, doing something and getting it wrong , even if it hurts, is way more productive than doing nothing. It’s kind of a win/win.
jacket: Petite Sophisticate | jeans: Citizens of Humanity | top: Old Navy | shoes: Colin Stuart
Nobody gets through life without losing someone they love, someone they need, or something they thought was meant to be. But it is these losses that make us stronger and eventually move us toward future opportunities for growth and happiness.
It’s okay to fall apart for a little while. You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well. You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again. And a smile doesn’t always mean a person is happy. Sometimes it simply means they are strong enough to face their problems.
No matter how chaotic the past has been, the future is a clean, fresh, wide open slate. You are not your past habits. You are not your past failures. You are not how others have at one time treated you. You are only WHO YOU THINK you are right now in this moment. You are only WHAT YOU DO right now in this moment.
Who are you, today? What are you doing in this moment?