Just like everything else in this life, failure is whatever youthink it is. So what do you think it is? Is it a reflection of your character, your brain power or your abilities? Is it the end of a journey because things didn’t happen as you envisioned? Or is it simply a result? When you choose to look at failure as a dark and gloomy “finality”, and you take it on as an aspect of your personhood, you may be burdening yourself with unnecessary baggage. If you label failure as “bad”, you may also make the leap and label yourself as bad too. This way of viewing failure serves no one – especially not you. Instead, you may choose to look at failure simply as a result. You tried something and it didn’t work, so now you know something you didn’t know before. The real question is; what will you do with this new found knowledge? How you use this information is more important than any label you can give to it or to yourself.
When you view failure as a result, you are more likely to move forward from a standpoint of empowerment instead of from the bottom of the barrel.
Choose empowerment every time. And by the way, even if you happen to be at the bottom of the barrel, the good news is that the only way you can go is up!
Now, that’s Powerful!
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About the Author: Sue Urda is an Author, Speaker, Inspirer and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network, She was named twice on Inc. Magazines list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and is the author of three books, Powerful Intentions Everyday Gratitude, Women Living Consciously and Empowering Transformations for Women. Sue’s vision is to contribute to a global consciousness of women helping women succeed in business and in life and to open them to truth of who they are. www.sueurda.com www.powerfulyou.com