Let’s face it, we all get so caught up in other people’s successes that we sometimes forget that they too, like us, face challenges in life. Yes, they may be different challenges to ours but they still push people out of their comfort zones in one way or another.
So why don’t we just shake off our failures (after we acknowledge them of course!), and keep our eyes on the ultimate goal?
I personally don’t know have an ultimate goal.
Well, I guess my ultimate goal is to take everything in my stride and accept that things happen, for better or for worse, and some things can’t be changed.
I’m done with being upset over my own shortcomings because I know that tears don’t let you travel back in time to rectify your actions. Instead, I am going to start transforming negativity into positive energy.
Instead of telling myself “I failed”, I’m going to start telling myself “I learned a lesson”.
Additional to personally maintaining a positive mindset on the future, it is unequivocally important to be able to separate external criticisms from your own sense of self. Who cares if some idiot thinks you are ugly, fat, or dress funny? That’s their problem, not yours.
If they haven’t given you any constructive criticism to go off, you could ask them for it. If they can’t give you any, then you might want to reassess whether you want to spend too much more time with them.
We just have to remember that everybody is going through something, however big or however small. It’s what they make of those little obstacles and how they affect their ‘beautiful place’ (aka ultimate goal)!