My early morning point of view. I've come to enjoy and savor the early morning moments with a warm cup of coffee, a good book, some personal prayer time and often a beautiful sunrise.
Choosing to risk it and follow my passion instead of staying where I was and playing it safe was hard. I remember the last three years were so uncomfortable because I wasn't growing, wasn't being stretched; but change meant I would have to face the truth that growing and being stretched was scary. What if I failed?
How I've been viewing failure has prevented me many times, to many times, from trying something new; from investing in myself.
I'm learning to redefine what failure means. Instead of seeing it as some indication that "I'm a failure, I'm no good," I'm learning to just see it as information. What if when something doesn't work it's just an indicator that I need to try a different approach? What if failure can teach me something about the process instead of having to inform me about my identity? All of a sudden failure becomes a valuable resource that helps me grow and learn.
I had big plans and great ideas but no movement because the way I'd positioned myself allowed me to avoid responsibility. I was playing it safe.
My world has opened up and changed in a huge way since I began investing in myself. Since I began imagining what life could look like if I risked being uncomfortable and invited failure as information. Saw it as an indicator that I was creating results and working toward a goal, discovering what worked.
I'm thankful for the invitation to enter into an apprenticeship program with Novus Global and the opportunity it offered me to grow, to imagine things differently, to embrace my journey.
Now my mornings, my afternoons and my evenings look just the way that I want them to. The way I really want them to, based on my choices, based on being really honest about what I'm committed to. Based my actions. And I'm learning, based on results what works best for me.
Failure has become a resourceful indicator that is helping me reach my goals and determine best practices. Who knew?!?