Friday, June 2, 2017

Failure

Failure is a hard thing to really define because it has many different meanings to many different people. You could have failed a test, a class, or feel like you're failing life and each one of those things are measured by different terms. So what is failure? If you ask the dictionary, the overall broad answer is, Failure is the lack of success. haha... okay so what does that mean?

Do I really have a definition, no. I don't. I wish I did. Most days I feel like a failure. A Failure as a mother, wife, daughter, etc. It's so easy to be our own worst critics. It's so easy to plug in everything we did wrong and dwell on that fact. When you do that you have a tendency to make yourself feel even worse about a situation.

The state of the world is difficult and hard. It even has a tendency to wear on a person. I used to be the biggest optimist about everything. Almost to the point of being an annoying optimist. These days I fall more on the pessimistic side of life. I try not to and my New Year's Resolution was to be happier. That's something I work on every day.

No, I'm not depressed. I just feel like I'm having a midlife crisis and hopefully I'm not at midlife. I'm not sure where I fall in, I'm not sure what comes next. It's weird to look back and see how things unfolded. It's sometimes hard to let go of the past. It's sometimes hard to not wish you'd have done things differently. The thing is... if you did them differently you may not be where you are today. That could be a good thing or it could be a bad thing.

I guess the point of this post is.... Don't let a failure define you. Learn from it. Overcome it. Do better. Move on. Leave the past in the past. Let Success be your definition. Now excuse me while I go look in the mirror and tell myself that!

3 comments:

  1. *hugs* I know how you feel. While I understand, I don't know exactly where you are coming from. Perhaps give up news for a while?

    You all have be safe and God bless.

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  2. It is hard at times to not think we have failed or are a failure at times but we all fail at things from time to time but failing at things doesn't mean we are a failure it just means we are a normal person

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  3. I think these questions you are having, most everyone has from time to time. The internet has opened up the WORLD to us, and we compare our everyday life with every one's highlight reel and it's easy to feel like we don't measure up. That is a LIE!!!! I look at your blog and I see a wonderful wife and mother!! I see Caribbean vacations and scuba diving (I've never been scuba diving!). I see lots of football activities (I've only been to 1 professional football game in my life). So see?? You are AWESOME and you don't even know it!! Seriously . . . life is filled with lots of plain old ordinary days, and sometimes we think that's not enough. Believe me, I would LOVE to have an ordinary day right now. My mom has been sick for nearly 11 months, and I'd give anything to go back to a time when I wasn't constantly worrying about her. She's actually in the hospital right now. So savor every single moment. And don't compare yourself to anybody but YOU sweet friend!!! You are MORE THAN ENOUGH!!! Sending you a hug and a prayer!

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