We’ve all been there. Failure and success. Mostly failure. Right? Luckily we get those occasional victories. Feels good doesn’t it? But why don’t they come more frequently? Is it because we dream too big for our reality?
I guess society provides a smorgasbord of medications to distract and comfort us.
But what about those bases loaded home runs? The rare events in our lives that happen beyond anything we saw as possible. Everyone gets a few of these in their lifetime. Why only a few?
And with those few rare, big victories, there’s the reality of trying to find a humble, grateful way to celebrate those rare moments for as long and profoundly as possible.
The only fear bigger than the fear of failure is the fear of success. The bigger the fear, the fewer the people who overcome it. I know (and so do you) exactly why people are afraid to pull into the “success” parking lot.
Insight: Habitual denying eventually causes us to totally disregard the truth. The truth is, we are born to be successful.
Dear Son, the fact that Mid Life Celebration is still alive is because your Father has learned how to survive. What we accept by default becomes our standard. I can accept failure, but I can not accept quitting.