Understandably no one likes to “fail” at anything. Whether it be losing a game, not getting that job you wanted, a failed relationship or falling backwards out of a handstand. But, life is full of temporarily defeating situations.
At the end of the day, it’s not the size of the failure that people who matter will remember you by, but how gracefully you can approach the situation and let it make you stronger. It’s a tough lesson to learn, but a must in order to live life to the fullest. The thing about real failure is that we, ourselves, decide if we are going to fail in the long run. Failure is defined in many ways including:
• To fall short of success or achievements in something expected or desired.
• To become deficient or lacking, to be insufficient or absent; fall short
• To lose strength or vigor; to become weak
My definition for failure is a little bit more simple: Giving up.
“Brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things”
Your responsibility in the whole scheme of things is to take the time and energy to really get to know yourself, keep a “pulse” on you as you evolve over time. Also, to always be harnessing space for healthy desires and passions to evolve. Once you have that genuine desire, let it take you by the heart and peruse it with an open spirit, heart and mind. Let the universe do the rest. And yes, along the way do not be surprised if you are hit a brick wall and are temporary defeated to the point you feel like giving up. If you are on the right path in life, chances are there is something you needed to learn from that adversity or maybe the universe has something bigger in mind that you could never fathom -and its time to switch tracks. In either situation do not give up! Do not give up on you, and do not give up on listening to your guts direction on how to overcome the challenge. Temporary defeat will happen, its not about that. It’s more about how we handle it, do we keep on going or do we give up and choose to fail?