I’ll be making daily posts from now until December 25th for the Advent season in cooperation with an effort inspired by the wonderful “el tercer ojo“.
1 Failure hurts, but you know physical pain can be eroticized. See if this pain can be experienced in a different way.
2 Failure humanizes you to your fellow passengers on this journey.
3 Disappointing people gives them an opportunity for growth.
4 Failing is growth. We’re growing or we’re dead.
5 A failure is one way you fulfill your role in the Universe. Our true purpose in life is to express our true, unique selves in whatever way we do. If this is your guiding intention, you cannot fail (by definition).
6 Failure is part of your story. Would you like to see a film or read a story where the main character never makes a mistake?
7 Failure teaches others by our example.
8 Failing is a sign that you cared enough about something to take a risk on it.
9 Failures are often costly in practical and emotional terms, but pain is weakness leaving the body (something we can learn from our beautiful masochists).
10 Failing refocuses us from results to methodology so we can be here now in this journey.
11 Failure can be taken as either 1) a sign that there’s something wrong with you or 2) that the Universe IS perfect. Remember, both cannot be true.
12 Failure has a definition specific to each instance. The way you define your individual failure is the basis for how likely you are to repeat it.
13 Failure is freedom.