Today I’m gonna talk a little bit about this inspiring little quote… There is so much meaning to it and I think it could apply to pretty much every one.
(Just hold on a moment whilst I prepare to channel my inner philosopher/life guru…)
*Changes in to monk style robe and begins to hover in the air in a crossed legged meditation position*
Now I’m in to character, let’s talk about positivity.
In modern life, we can get so down on ourselves about failing things; like not getting that job you thought you had in the bag, not passing an exam or even something as small as that much anticipated dinner you cooked for every one not going quite as well as planned.
What was the last thing you beat yourself up about for failing?
Just for an example, it took me 6 times to pass my driving test – and I can’t tell you how frustrating it was watching all my friends and family driving away in their cars whilst I sorrowfully walked to the bus stop to get my way around.
Each time the examiner said to me as we pulled in to the test centre, ‘I’m sorry Sophie, but it’s going to be a fail today…’ my stomach would completely drop… I thought I was never going to get my place on the roads.
But once I composed myself, I booked another test (despite the teeth gritting 60 quid fee) and simply kept on trying. The thing is, you have to trust the timing of your life, stay positive and just know that everything will work out in the end.
From this small chapter of my life, I learned about the art of perseverance; something I feel I can apply to many different aspects of my journey for the present and future. Having that ‘never give up’ attitude is something that will benefit me in the long run – and I also know that I appreciate driving a lot more than I did if I was to have passed first time out of pure fluke.
And what about the time my plane from Las Vegas to LA was delayed by 24 hours?! I met an amazing woman on the same flight who ended up being my roomie for the night in one of the city’s most luxurious hotels – The Wynn. I had literally gone from being completely fed up sat on the floor in a strange airport to having room service with a view of Las Vegas… Something I never thought I would be doing, but hey – it was pretty damn memorable!
Anyway, what I’m trying to get at is that I want you to always look for the silver lining of situations that don’t go completely to your plan and open your mind to the hidden opportunities they have to offer. Next time this happens to you, don’t see it as a failure; but an opportunity to build your character and maybe meet new people, see new things and ultimately become a stronger person for similar scenarios in the future.
You got this!