There was a time not too long ago when I complained so much my entire family called me out. I had started to believe all the untrue stories my mind had created over the years. I was depressed, so much so, I refused to get out of bed for weeks sometimes and living a life that did not make me happy. (FYI depression is real. I have experienced it personally and I'm not ashamed to call myself a depression survivor. Don't hesitate to ask for help. Mental health is extremely important.) I went searching for answers -- and turned it around.
When we start caring too much about how other people think about us, we stop being innovative and creative. This is not something new. You must have heard this before or chances are that you yourself have been guilty of doing the same. According to Seth Godin, the best-selling author, what holds us back and stops us from climbing the heights is not the “fear of failure” but the “fear of criticism”.
Rejection. Losing. Failure. Nobody strives for them. Do you? No athlete sets out to lose, no entrepreneur’s goal is bankruptcy. But as if an act of divine mercy, there are positives to be found in the negatives. In fact, successful people often preach as Gospel the value found in failure. Denis Waitley said it well - “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is a delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing and being nothing.” The mark of a successful person lies in their response to negative situations. They lick their wounds but stay on the battlefield. They find strength in their scars.
It's been a while since I've shared my "love-cards" It's always good to keep some reminders close to us. I believe we should stay close to anything that makes us glad we are alive! Shared this amazing piece of writing on my Instagram yesterday, and couldn't resist sharing it here. Also, if you aren't following me on the gram, follow me now! Here is a beautiful reminder to all of you. Written with love and inspiration.
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