Updated: Sep 14, 2021
We all fail! Many of the guests on my podcast for women tell about their own failures, and as stinky as it is, it's just part of life. Unfortunately, the older we get, the less tolerant we are of the idea of things not working out. Here's the good news about failing... it's how we learn, so I say, "FAIL BIG!"
Have you ever tried a recipe guaranteed by a friend, and it was a total bust? Then, later you found the melted butter in the microwave that was intended for the no-fail scrumptious cake? The next time you baked the cake you did not forget the butter, and not only that, the recipe went much faster. The same will happen with your project. Even the best of us have failed multiple times. DON'T GIVE UP!
"I have not failed, I have found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison
My how we hate to struggle! We hate for our kids to struggle, and we even hate for our pets to struggle. However, when things become tough, we learn to push through it. This in turn builds self confidence, fosters problem-solving and produces people with grit. It is unpleasant, and all would agree uncomfortable- to say the very least, but doesn't it feel great when we come out on the other side?!!!
We miss out on so many blessings and opportunities worrying about what other people think. Why do we care so much? What's the worst thing that could happen? Maybe someone will tell you no? I say get very comfortable with the word no, because eventually there will be a YES. It may be on the 5th try, or it may be on the 105th, but it will come, and you will grow and improve along the way! Focus on the process and not what people think. Just enjoy the ride!
The only way to completely eliminate criticism is to do absolutely NOTHING... lock the doors and never leave your home. We all know this is not an option, so grab your best handbag, put your lipgloss on and march. March to the beat of your own drum and the rhythm that God has planned for you. He has a purpose for your life, and His opinion is the only one that truly matters.
Now go and be BRAVE.