“When you finally accept that it’s OK not to have answers and it’s OK not to be perfect,you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.”– Winona Ryder
This post wasn’t easy for me to write. It hits a few personal notes but I’d like to share this with you anyway.
I’ve been writing a lot in the past few years. It comes with the territory actually. I started working as a content writer then was promoted to a content manager for online financial products/services companies. That was 4 going on 5 years before a big change happened. I thought this would be a great time to settle into this role as my long-term career path and I was on my way to try to learn as much as I can to be able to do my job better.
Well, I was wrong.
If failures are great teachers then why do we keep on failing? Why is it that we never seem to learn from the teachers?
When thinking about failures, we tend to see it in a negative light. And it could be. It’s painful and upsetting, it hurts and confuses us, it makes us doubt a lot of things about ourselves and what we can really accomplish.
I’m sure we all have ideals and goals we’d like to live up to and reach.
Most of us know just what we need in life that will make us happy and fulfilled. But somehow, we just can’t seem to reach the goals we aimed for. Why is that?
Consistency takes time and patience wear down too quickly.
Being consistent to create profound change is not easy. Like going to the gym. We tell ourselves, ‘Today is the day.’ And then it turned into,’Tomorrow will be ok too.’ Then,’I’ll start on Monday.’ Before you know it, a month had passed and a resolution stayed a resolution.
Positive anything is better than negative nothing. – Elbert Hubbard
– Elbert Hubbard
Have you ever noticed that time tend to fly by really quickly when we’re happy and a minute feels like a year when we’re not?
It’s actually a natural bias for us human beings to seek out negative events and circumstances and hold on to it for fast recall. While happy memories we usually have to consciously recall. Strange, isn’t it?
Not that it’s a bad thing.