Refuse to ever use the term “failure” again about yourself or anyone else. Remind yourself that when things didn’t go as planned you didn’t fail, you only produced a result. Then ask yourself this powerfully life-enhancing question, “What am I going to do with the results I’ve produced?” And proceed to act in such a way as to be grateful rather than resentful for those less than glorious results. – Dr. Wayne Dyer
So many people who will read this post ask this question over and over again… that it’s not even funny…
“Am I a FAILURE?”
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you came from, how much money you make or where you live at.
Everyone at one point or another feels like they have fallen short of the glory of their own personal goals and expectations… or perhaps fallen short of the large expectations that a parent or a spouse or friends may have of them.
But I am here to inform you and put you on immediate notice of this fact.
You are NOT a failure. You never were… and you never will be a failure!
Do not allow other people’s expectations of you… allow you to feel miserable if you cannot meet them. When it comes down to it, the only people whose expectations should really matter to you is your own expectations and the expectations of your spouse and children.
Everyone else’s expectations, if they do not agree with your own expectations are irrelevant! (Unless you are working on a team or a group setting. Then you should do what is best for the team)
The only people in life who are real failures are people who: (1) Convince themselves of the lie that they are failures… and continue to think thoughts of failure, and (2) Those who REFUSE to learn from their mistakes.
Earl Nightingale once said, “In life there are no failures, there’s only feedback”. So if something goes wrong for you or doesn’t go the way that you initially planned for it… don’t stay disappointed. You have not failed… you have just gotten feedback that the way you attempted to reach a particular goal is not the right way.
That feedback is important… because it will allow you to learn from your mistake, and it allows you to get ONE step closer to realizing your goals and dreams.
Be grateful and thankful for the “feedback” you get in life… and use it to help propel you into your success!