It’s A Mistake

May 31, 2018

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.                                                           Steve Maraboli

I have made a ton of mistakes in my life. I continue to make them. Every time I fail or take a wrong turn, I do my best to see what I can do differently. How can I improve in some way?

I used to beat myself up over my mistakes, however I have learned that to move forward I need to forgive myself and do better today. Here is an acronym John C. Maxwell created to help him keep mistakes in perspective.

M-messages that give us feedback about life.

I-interruptions that should cause us to reflect and think.

S-signposts that direct us to the right path.

T-tests that push us to greater maturity.

A-awakenings that keep us in the game mentally.

K-keys that we can use to unlock the next door of opportunity.

E-explorations that let us journey where we’ve never been before.

S-statements about our development and progress.

 

So the next time you make a mistake, just know that you can climb out of the hole that you might think you are in. It is never to late to start again. Just keep moving forward and take a new path.

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Yeah I Failed

June 1, 2017

I have failed at so many things that you would think I would be stuck, sad and resentful! However, I am just the opposite. I look at the bigger picture. I look at it as failing forward. I keep moving forward until I reach a breakthrough.

You see, if your not failing, you’re probably not really moving forward.  You must use adversity to improve yourself and climb higher. If your mind is fixed and inflexible you won’t even try, but if your open to growing, you will try something even if it doesn’t work out.

Sara Blakely became the youngest self made billionaire by her drive and determination to fail forward. She was encouraged as a young girl to try new things, and if she failed

( which was often) was congratulated for putting in the effort. If we can learn by her example we would all develop the growth mindset instead of the fixed one.

You only fail when you give up, so keep going!

Need a jump start to fail forward? Let’s talk, 516-297-0672 or positivemonica@yahoo.com


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