You MUST do this when you failby Holly Lanesmith
Celebrating your failures is an integral step to success.
Just think about it. Your dream cannot be nourished and cultivated in an environment of negativity, doubt, fear, and self-judgement. In that environment, your dream will die; and so will you with it.
Your dream needs faith, positive expectation, love, and truly, celebration! This creates an energy conducive to the birthing of a burning desire and an all-consuming obsession (to borrow the words of Napoleon Hill in Think & Grow Rich).
When you fail, what’s your automatic, default response?
Is it to criticize and put yourself down – the self-talk that says, “you never get it right…”, “who do you really think you are to hope that you can achieve such an unrealistic goal…”, “what’s the point of really trying, you’re just going to keep failing…”, and so on and so forth?
We say such mean and nasty things to ourselves, don’t we, when we let that part of us that is trying to limit us, trying to hold us back, trying to keep us in a place of “safety,” in the “comfort zone,” take control.
What’s comfortable about being in a comfort zone, where you’re dwelling in self-judgement, and even self-loathing? There’s nothing comfortable about that.
No! Failure is an essential component to growth and success and achievement.
Here’s the thing – failure is an indication that you are moving. That you are doing something outside of your current zone of knowing, of your current awareness.
And in fact, failure is a natural next step in that process of stepping outside and trying something new.
So, when you fail, celebrate! Celebrate the win of failure. Celebrate the growth of failure.
Let your dream thrive in the energy of celebration, even in and through the process of failing.
No more self-judgement (well, “no more” might not be totally realistic – we all slip into that pattern from time to time, but you get what I mean)!
When your mind plays tricks on you and starts to take you down that path of beating yourself up, take note, and allow yourself to shift. To say: “Today, I’m not going to allow that negativity to live in my mind and my life; today, I’m going to recognize the growth I am experiencing here and now; and today, I’m going to celebrate. I’m going to celebrate me, I’m going to celebrate my dream, and I’m going to celebrate every step of the process.”
THAT, my friend, is what creates an environment conducive to the growth of your dream.
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