Maybe you “should’ve, could’ve, would’ve” but they are words of the past. If you tried something, and failed, then good for you. You are bigger than most, for trying. Dwelling on that failure, is not going to help you at all, in fact, it will only cause you more unnecessary demise. If you want to be happy, then you need to rise above your failure, learn from your mistakes and move on. This is a daunting task for many, because it easier to feel sorry for yourself and sulk in your misery. Doesn’t that sound so depressing? Of course it does, because it is!
What have you failed at? Was it your marriage, your book, your job, your house project, your new business or some other task. I can assure you that whatever you have failed, will one day be a rung on a ladder to happiness. You will never learn how to rise above, if you don’t fail. It is part of life!
So how do you rise above? You look at your failure, you learn from the mistakes and you don’t make those same mistakes again; well, at least not the mistakes that lead to failure. I am not saying if you failed at your marriage, that you should move on because it failed. I am saying, that you should look at why your marriage is failing, and rise above those failures. If you are always yelling at your husband, rather than communicating civilly, than maybe you are the problem. Maybe deep down you are not happy, and you need to spark your happy place. So try something new, exciting and fun to do with your husband. Try to bring your happy back, but don’t focus on the past and the problems, focus on the now, and your new life together. Rise above the yelling, and the battles and seek counseling, because quite frankly marriage is not easy, but it is a life learning journey. There will be ups, and downs, failures and successes but if you want to bring ‘your happy back’, then rise above the mistakes.
What if you failed at your new business, that you tried so hard to establish. You have three options, (1) close the shop and find a new job, (2) rise above those failures, and find a way to succeed, or (3) feel sorry for yourself, get depressed and be miserable. I can tell you, that option 1 and 2, are the only options to be happy. Many people get stuck in 3, and can’t move beyond that depressed state of mind. If you choose 3, than you are allowing that failure to take hold of your life. Before turning to medications to help you overcome your sorrow, you need to understand that failure helps you grow. Think of failure, as a puzzle piece to wisdom. Sure, when you fail, your initial instinct is to sulk, but if you change your mind frame to seeing failure, as a tool to success, you will rise above. (Stay Tuned: How to change your state of mind with meditation and prayer will be coming in a new blog)
So today, take your failures, and turn them into EPIC successes!
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