“All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.” William Faulkner
“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” Tom Stoppard
“If you prepare yourself at every point as well as you can…you will be able to grasp opportunity for broader experience when it appears.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Thinking it Through:
In a workshop I taught last week we were discussing the varied experiences of our lives. When we look back we realize that nothing is wasted. Every success, every failure, if we let them, helps us in the future. We may not be able to see how an experience helps right now but if we keep our eyes open we will. I am meeting with many people who have lost their jobs. Yes, it is a stressful time but within that stress is opportunity. I see people using this time to start the business they never had the guts to begin. I see others, after the initial shock of losing their job, finding a position which is a better fit for them. Our road to our dreams is not a straight path but one with twists and turns. Keep learning and moving and you’ll get there!
Always ask yourself…”What is good about this situation?”
What have you learned from your past experiences that is helping you now?
What step will you take today to get closer to your goals?
Dance with Joy,