There's No Such Thing As Failure
Every experience is a success. - Louise Hay
I like to think of myself as an overachiever. Though I'm lazy [something that I will always admit to], I put myself on a pedal stool. You would think there's probably nothing wrong with that and perhaps may even find that a good quality to have. It probably is until reality hits.
The problem with overachieving and putting yourself on a pedal stool is that when you fall, you fall hard. I don't take failure very well. Even in school, unless I said I was going to fail (due to not studying and what not), I shouldn't be failing at anything. Failure was not an option in my book.
But when I started getting low grades here and there knowing good and well I studied, I took it to heart. Same thing with the 'failures' in my life. I couldn't except the fact that I failed. I couldn't except the fact that there's always next time. Fuck next time. I want to achieve now.
Being an overachiever is simply the fear of failure. However, I learning that failure isn't at what it is seems. Society may have put in an idea on what failure is, but ultimately we are the ones who decide what it is. Failure is subjective. And with that in mind, what is failure anyway?
There is no such thing as failure. Everything that you go through in life is a learning experience. I'm starting not to believe in mistakes either because with every downfall (depending on how you view it), there's a lesson to be learned in there. Take that lesson with you to the next stop on your journey. All that you do in life whether you consider it good or bad, a failure or a success, will lead you to where you need to be.
Stop being hard on yourself. Even when you lose, you win. Remember, everything happens for a reason.
Peace & Light,