Life Coach Jam held our fantastic tele-class yesterday.
We forgot to record it.
Which is only important because we said we’d send the recording out to those who signed up for the class.
Life is like that sometimes.
Over an hour of content.
That we’ll be re-recording next weekend.
Sometimes we have setbacks.
Let’s say we’re at a party. We indulge. The next morning we’ve gained a few pounds.
We feel disappointed, frustrated, dejected.
Then we indulge in all or nothing thinking and throw in the towel.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Sometimes we don’t get the result we wanted or expected. Or don’t behave the way we were hoping to.
We gain a few pounds. Over-drink. Buy that new purse even though we’ve resolved to get out of credit card debt.
We waste so much time and energy when we think we have to do it perfectly.
We derail our progress when we use our own imperfection as a reason to stop or throw in the towel.
“Nearly every person who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”
Being imperfect is how we humans roll.
When we tell ourselves we have failed, we tend to think that is the end of the story.
There is no recourse.
Nothing else can be done.
It’s the end of the line.
I mean, we did FAIL, after all.
But usually what we call failure is just a matter of our results not meeting our expectations.
And when we use that as a reason to say, “Screw it” and “Why bother,” we can turn gaining a pound or two into 20 pounds, and a dismal blind date into swearing off dating for. ever.
One of the greatest expectations of all is to expect ourselves to keep going.
Failure is like a typo. Just correct it and keep toyping typing.
Oh, the pounds I never would have gained if I had treated my weight loss “failures” like “typos” and just kept going.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
― Thomas A. Edison
To receive our fantastical re-recorded “Gift of Peace” call and learn how to keep going when you want to say “Screw it!”, shoot me an email and I’ll send you the recording.