Well that went to shit pretty fast!
So, apparently, I took a massive dump on my own commitment. Safe to say, I already failed the 365-day challenge. For whatever reason, yesterday came like a shitstorm and I just could not, for the life of me do anything productive.
I don’t know the actual, factual reason why, but I know all the reasons and stories I’ve labeled as the cause. And it goes something like this: “The weather in Norway in unbearable. I become depressed by it being dark and shitty all the time“, “I have depression inherited in my DNA from my father“, “I lack a sense of purpose and mission in life, and that’s why I felt shitty and could not do anything“, “I didn’t go to the gym when I knew I should, so I have no endorphins running” … The list goes on.
But here’s the thing. Life happened. For whatever reason, yesterday was one of those days that I usually hide from the world. I’m not proud of being sad and in a low mood not being able to do anything.
I used to resent those kinds of feelings to be honest. And definitely not promote them. However, lately, I’ve seen that actually no feelings are better than others. Yes, we might have preferences, but the feelings are never who we are. They just seem to come with information. That information is can be valuable. So next time you feel awful, deprived, hopeless and sad, remember that it’s just what’s happening. It does not define who you are. If fact, who you are is so much more than just a passing state.
Someone once said that success is in our relationship with failure… I look at yesterday and choose to see it as one step closer to success. Now that I have skipped a day of this challenge, and by some very strict rules – failed – I know how that feels. Let’s justify it and say I’ve removed the fear of failure. It’s all up from here!
Qoutes on failure
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”– Robert F. Kennedy
“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”– Denis Waitley
21. “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”– C.S. Lewis
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”– Johnny Cash
“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.”– J.K. Rowling
“Failure is success in progress,”– Albert Einstein
Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm– Winston Churchill