I Measure My Success Through Failure–Do You?

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ― Eckhart Tolle

Changes—they’ve never been high on my, to do list. I was one of those people who always seemed satisfied with the status quo. Is that you too? A “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” sorta person. I know some of you who are reading this blog post can give me an unequivocal, yes.

Which brings me to the quote at the beginning of this post—without change, be it good or bad, we’d never learn, grow or achieve success.

Failure sucks. That’s plain to see. Everyone experiences it and everyone despises it. But if you didn’t fail, would you know how to measure success? Would you even know what it feels like?

When I look back over my life, I can tell you what each failure taught me. You don’t always see it when it happens, but looking back, for me, it’s always clear as day. My success? Not so much. I achieve, I move forward to the next thing.

It made me realize that we don’t spend our life chasing after success. We spend it chasing failure. For through a series of mishaps, disappointments, frustration and sometimes anger, a seed is planted. And one day, if we’re lucky, it becomes the flowering rose of success.

So, the next time you get a rejection, a disappointment or a failing grade, don’t be discouraged. Look beyond the failure, search for the lesson and remember… never give up because we are all meant to do great things. ((HUGS))

Cherrie
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Ever here the phrase, “the long road to success.” Yeah….I’m still on it.

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One Response to “I Measure My Success Through Failure–Do You?”

  1. I can’t wait for the the new series!
    Hurry please!

    Liked by 1 person

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