Everyone know the feeling, the emptiness in the pit of their stomach when they see all they have worked for crumble right in front of their eyes. Of all the experiences and feelings we have throughout our lives, it seems like failure in one the ones that really seem to stick. Even years later we can be dwelling on a seemingly small mistake that we’ve overemphasized and made the pivotal moment in our lives. We make it our “Challenger”. (Had to throw one out there for all the ‘This is Us’ fans out there’)
As much as failure is something that happens to us, it can also be a mindset. Now, I’m not really a big positive thinking person (no matter how much you think about flowers life can still suck) but there is a small element of truth to it. In many ways when we adopt failure as a mindset and walk into a situation believing we will fail, we set ourselves up for failure from the beginning.
No one is a Failure
We can choose to settle for failure, we can believe we are, but everyone is capable of success. As a Christian, I believe that every person is made in the image of God and has been gifted with, creativity, resilience, compassion, and strength. Many people throughout history have experienced failure at a massive level. But despite the failure, they pressed through and came to achieve amazing things. So never doubt yourself. You are capable of much more than you know. You’re not a failure, you’re a survivor.