@@“Failure isn’t the end of the road. It’s a big red flag saying to you, ‘Wrong way. Turn around.’” –Oprah@@

Here’s what I know about failure: it isn’t fatal. It is simply an indication of something not working out as planned. The problem with failure stems from what we make it mean, the value we assign to it and how we react.

If we fail that must mean we’re not good enough, aren’t worthy or that we don’t have what it takes to succeed. Thinking this way leads to avoidance and procrastination. We don’t try at all or even worse, we hold back until it’s perfect. Perfection is a myth. We know this by now, right?

What I want to do is to help you to reframe failure. What if you considered it an opportunity for growth? What if it meant you just have to try again? To refine your efforts and just. try. again.?

@@Failure only means what you allow it to mean.@@

@@Failure is feedback. Pure and simple.@@

And you have complete control over how you respond to failure. You can use it as an excuse to play small or it can be your catalyst to begin anew.

Think of your goal as if you’re a chef creating a new recipe. I am willing to bet that no recipe in the history of forever came out right the first time. Do you really think Nigella Lawson’s Slow Roasted Garlic Lemon Chicken turned out perfectly the first time? Of course it didn’t. She had to test just how much salt to add. How long to roast the garlic. Which type of pan worked best and at what temperature. What do you think happened if the lemons were charred or the chicken was still bloody in the center after 2 hours? She scrapped that batch and tried again. And again. And again until there was caramelized garlic perfection.

Trial and error, my loves. Trial and error.

Let me tell you what she did not do. She did not doubt her abilities as a chef. She did not berate herself for the miscalculations. And she certainly did not refuse to step foot in the kitchen until she was sure perfection was going to be achieved.

Nigella accepted the feedback and made adjustments until she was satisfied with the outcome.

That’s what I’m asking you to do. @@When it doesn’t work out as planned, accept the feedback, recalibrate and try again.@@ And again. As many times as it takes until you’re satisfied with the outcome. After all, your satisfaction is really all that matters.

No judgment. No self-recrimination. Simply another opportunity to win.

Leave a comment below and tell me how you’re willing to fail. What’s your spin on failure? How will you reframe the experience to lift you higher?

Love + Light,

Dawn


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@@When it doesn’t work out as planned, accept the feedback, recalibrate and try again.@@

@@Failure only means what you allow it to mean.@@

@@Failure is feedback. Pure and simple.@@

@@“Failure isn’t the end of the road. It’s a big red flag saying to you, ‘Wrong way. Turn around.’” –Oprah@@

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