Failure and/or Success


Failure and defeat are life’s greatest teachers they say… also I read an article re-defining failure which said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts…”

So begins my new year! I keep the last 10 lbs. lost off for several months but then the Holidays caused a HUGE stumbling block and here I sit with, most not all, of those 10 lbs. settled on my behind once again. What is my real problem? As the cartoons asks , what is my biggest obstacle? Am I so afraid of the success? Or the hard work? I would say NO to these. Am I easily distracted? Is procrastination a problem? That would be a YES!

I have identified a personality that prefers to focus on non-essentional to avoid what I really need and want. I habitually focus not on the goal but on allowing EVERYTHING to have equal importance, and the consequence is missing my real priorities! WHY?? Avoiding the discomfort and disruption required for change is on that list of priorities too! Way high on that list!  It needs to be taken down several knotches if not totally eliminated. Recognize that comfort zone is so COMFORTABLE!

To my credit one of my strengths is that I am very adaptable. While awareness is half the battle in making change happen, it is not enough to recognize what needs to be different, only action and conscious conduct can do that.

Establishing new habits is hard work and this month I will commit to : taking time to reflect and contemplate on what I need to do for myself…work on my indecisive nature by checking it several times a day…do my best to avoid the coping strategies from the past surrounding food whenever I feel uneasy…practice self-love by honoring my limits and boundaries..  These should keep me busy for some time.

So in keeping with my theme of  “Count it all a Blessing”, I will bless it and move on…gather up all my energy and desire to not surrender but continue on…

Blessings for YOUR journey!

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. –Albert Camus

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4 Responses to Failure and/or Success

  1. Jo Berger says:

    Transformation! Just when you think you have an issue faced, resolved, and put to bed, it rises again at a deeper level. Each time we face it, we get closer to moving on and letting go of our familiar companion. One day, we realize, it is no longer there to divert us from realizing our essential self. Love you!

  2. Michael Cook says:

    Growth physically or spiritually requires us to “get out of our comfort zone” and suffer to grow. Continual growth is what we should strive for and it “hurts” to make you stronger. On the locker room wall “NO PAIN, NO GAIN”.

    Carpe Diem

    Michael J. Cook
    Chief Operations Officer
    Shrader & Martinez Construction, Inc.
    U.S. Green Building Council Member
    O: 928 282-7554, ext 2203

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