"...what a person accomplishes in life is directly correlated with the people around them." - John Berardi

Monday, November 4, 2013

Perception of Failure

"The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure."  - John C. Maxwell

I'm reading "Failing Forward" right now and have really enjoyed the perception & level-headed thoughts he has about failure. 

Here are some thoughts I had a few weeks ago, as part of changing my definition of failure:

So what if I'm not alway "progressing" at the rate I'd like to. The truth is that I have a healthy, handsome son & husband who I am helping to nourish. 

I am also developing habits that will nourish my family for LIFE! Look beyond right now, initial disappointments & keep making worthwhile decisions. There is no value in sabotaging life-long goals when feeling poorly in the moment. It will pass. A new day starts tomorrow & another after that...

I am a success because I keep trying.  My focus should be on doing & eating things that make me feel good & allow me to do the things I desire & enjoy. Keep going with positive thoughts and habits & results will come!

Have you had any positive changes in your definition of failure lately? If so, please share in the comments section!