October 4: Mistakes, Struggles, and Failures

I listen often to an interview featuring Carol Dweck.  From it, I got this bit of advice:

Speak of struggles and failures often.

Our struggles and failures are the valuable lessons we have learned from that added value, growth, improvement, and progression in our lives.  Wise people can and will learn from our struggles and failures, just like we are blessed to learn from the failures and struggles of others.

Something I heard from Tom Bilyeu on one of his interviews he conducted was this:

“A stupid man never learns.  A smart man eventually learns from his mistakes.  A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”

Admittedly, I spent most of my life being stupid.  In my forties (Yes, I’m a late bloomer), I started getting smart.  Finally.  In my mid-fortiesI began working on becoming wise.

There is something freeing and empowering about sharing one’s struggles and failures.  It makes you vulnerable, strong, and relate-able to absolutely everyone.  We have all made mistakes.  We have all gone through struggles.  We have all failed at something.  The experiences of mistakes, struggles, and failures has added insight and value to each of our lives.  They were experiences that we must all remember to be grateful for.  These experiences, if we are wise and humble enough to admit it, were blessings in our lives.

Today I will remember the importance of struggles and failures.  I will speak of them and share them often, allowing myself to be vulnerable and opening myself up to connections with others.

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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our personal realities.

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