YOUR MANIFEST PROSPERITY MESSAGE:
29. I am always growing and transforming
Did you ever think that some of the very challenges you may go through in life are there to show you or present you with an opportunity? A lot of failures lead to huge revelations and new business ideas. Rather than feeling like the Universe conspires against you to fail, see it as your teacher, your guide. Ask how it could be presenting you with a new lesson or a new opportunity which you could apply in your career or business. See your life as the exploration for new ideas even in the hardest of places. Sometimes, in order to discover a new idea, we must first experience the problem first hand and the Universe sometimes has a crazy way of delivering that message to us.
Failure is necessary. It is through failure that we learn. We must see what does not work so we can figure out what does. Consider it like a process of elimination. Why are we so quick to label things as failures when in fact they aren’t? Two people can look at the same scenario and one will call it a success, while the other calls it a failure.
What if there is no failure, only lessons for growth? In order to find out what works, we must first figure out what doesn't work. If I were in a ten-year relationship that ended, someone might see that as a failed relationship, while I would see it as a successful one. It may not have lasted forever, but during that ten-year period, I may have had a supportive partner, a best friend, many happy memories and trips and maybe even a family we both started together. Failure is part of life. Every single one of us has failed at something at least once, yet we still fear it. Everyone falls before they learn how to walk and became masters of it.
We must ask ourselves, what does failure mean about us? Life is all about learning and growing. Failure is only failure if we give it that meaning. Failure is also a result of us not meeting our expectations. What if we detached from our expectations and just experimented? Whether it is a new relationship, new job or business idea, simply learning from each experience and moving forward in a new direction without giving it meaning or calling it failure. It simply was an experience. It is through bad relationships that we discover what kind of relationships we truly want. It is through having miserable jobs that we learn what kind of job, career or business we truly desire.
Everything is about testing and experimenting. The more you see everything in that way, the more fun and easier it will be to get to your desired outcome. How can we see everything in life as a trial and error, like playing in a sandbox where we simply get to experiment, try new things and not assign labels to things that don’t work out? Life is about growth and if you aren’t failing, you aren’t growing. Embrace the turbulence and the changes. A butterfly starts out as a caterpillar and must transform and shed its cocoon in order to grow wings and fly. You are a butterfly; embrace the failures and the changes in life because they are a gift.
How do you define failure?
What does failure mean about you?
Where in life do you fear failure?
Name some things you have failed at and how it made you feel.
How did those failures lead to new discoveries in life that wouldn’t have happened without you failing first?
How can you redefine failure to see it as something positive?