Ouch, are you unsure about that one, too??
While more challenging to deal with when in recent proximity, when I thought about them more, I realize my greatest lessons have come from what I’ve felt are my greatest failures.
Granted, with maturity, I label them less from a positive or negative viewpoint. In retrospect my labelled “failures” have provided me with many great opportunities, including:
- course corrections, and
In moving away from my perceived failures after the benefit of time they ended up being blessings that I was unable (or didn’t want) to see then.
So it’s something I work on…when I have unrealized goals or unanticipated outcomes, I now look for the blessings instead. Rather than put myself down, I ask how can I work myself through this? Is there something I am not seeing yet?
I notice that answers comes much faster now and the gap between my “judgement” and the lesson shortens.
This practice can help you, too. All you need to do is look for the hidden benefits behind a situation that hasn’t gone as you wanted it to.