90 Day Challenge: Day 40 – Stop Defining Yourself By Past Failures

What is so great about you having a failure experience is that you have tried. If you have tried once, you can try again.

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. –J. K. Rowling

Your failures are not you, but it has been said, you are what you think you are. It was an experience and that experience can change if you can change the way you think about it. It may take some time, but it can change. So, if the experience was something that you didn’t like why use it to define who you are. STOP. THINK.

There were many before you and me who had experiences that they didn’t like. Did they use their failures (unpleasant experiences) to define who they are capable of becoming? Apparently they did not. Well, I want to think so. They saw themselves as more not less and you should adopt the same principle of seeing yourself as the person you can become. Remember, you are what you think you are and you can be a SUCCESS but you’ll never be by defining yourself by past failures. Do like the many that looked for the opportunity in the failure. As a matter a fact, if you learn something from the failure it wasn’t really a failure. It became a stepping stone.

You haven’t seen your best yet. However, it is up to you on what you are going to think about.

You’ll never become your best by living in the past. If you are constantly in the past you’ll miss the opportunities that are in the present.

Learn from your past failure don’t live there.


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2 responses to “90 Day Challenge: Day 40 – Stop Defining Yourself By Past Failures

  1. Richard, your J.K. Rowling quote is such a powerful statement! Self-definition in a negative way is debilitating…like we are predisposed for failure…by default. If we channel our focus to highly positive, reinforcing self-definition and a winner we will achieve what we believe.

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