(Yes…I do get these from fortune cookies so don’t blame me. I Blog’em as I get’em)
Who likes failing at something, raise your hand… Oh, oh, oh… me, me, me… I do, I do, I do!!! NOT!!! Let’s face it. No one likes to fail at anything. And no one likes to admit failing at anything. We equate that with losing. And who likes to lose? I had the pleasure of coaching my grandson basketball team the passed few months.( I know, hard for you to believe I’m a grandfather of a 10 year old) We had a very good season but lost yesterday in the semi-finals of the playoffs. These are 9, 10, & 11 year old boys. They were pretty down about it. And so was I. Now, losing usually does equate with failure. It’s not a really good feeling either. You can say all the things like… Hey, you gave it a good try… Maybe next time… etc. Still doesn’t feel good. So I guess one way not to fail is not to do anything. Get it. The only people that real don’t fail are the ones that stay inside their comfort zone. There’s our old friend again…THE COMFORT ZONE! Sounds like something on the Sci-fi channel. Do you realize that all of the greatest minds and people that have excelled and stood out from the rest in their respectful fields had to deal with the “F” word. And most likely many times before, during, and after they have experienced success. Successful people are successful because they do more things that increase the probabilities that they will achieve the success they want. The probabilities say that if you try enough things in the right ways (enough times), eventually you’ll end with the results you want. And that’s where the appreciation comes into play. We didn’t win that game because the other team worked harder then we did. We experienced failure. So I guess they won’t be playing basketball anymore, right? NO!!! WRONG!!! I know that some of these kids are itching to play again and increase their chances of success. And the ones that work harder will experience that success. I’m sure they will experience some setbacks a long the way, also.
Give up or push forward
What do you think happens to the majority of people over time? Most people give up over time… or even before they get started. Maybe because of past failures or setbacks. I know I have done it myself in the past. But there is hope. I think the key to achieve whatever it is you are looking for is not that you have to be the smartest, or most outgoing, or most popular(although that may help). The biggest thing is to not give up. But realize that those failures or challenges are going to rear their ugly heads every now and then. Use them as motivation to push forward and then when success happens you can throw your hands up in the air and say “ You know, it wasn’t easy, I thought many times to just quit but I stuck with it, and look, I beat the odds.” Now how do you think you will feel about yourself? I think pretty good. Go ahead… pat yourself on the back… you deserve it! So failure is really not a bad thing after all, is It? Hope you can answer that with a NO!
Time to Wok n Woll, Baby!
May all your cookies have good fortunes