Some of us are fortunate enough to not have had any major failures in our lives. Some of us have had more rocky roads, and bumps on the roads, than the Rocky Mountains. I don’t know if a lot of us are taught how to deal with failures, but I hope most of us are fortunate enough to have someone that we can talk to and mentors to rely on when we don’t perform our best, or when things do not go the way we hoped they would.
But, no matter how many people we may have by our sides, we just may feel alone, and we may just don’t want to speak to anyone. What surprises me the most, is that we are not trained to deal with failures. IF we had a “perfect” life for most our lives, and we come to our first failure, and we don’t know how to deal with it.
The feeling of a rolling squishy ball in our stomachs and intestines, the feeling of doom when we wake up the next morning, the feeling of world’s end, and the feeling of hopelessness are what we may experience and if we are not equipped with the right tools and resources to deal with them, we may actually not find our way out.
But, it is important to know that we can get over it and that we will get over it. An incredible woman in my life, once taught me that I should always have a “pitty party”. This pitty party can only last a 10 minutes to an hour. During this time, I can do everything I need to whine and cry and get out every negative feeling I have. Then, after the pitty party is over, I have to get over it, and move onto my daily activities and back to my life.
So, failure is something that we all have to face. Some of us face it more than others, earlier than others, but it’s a great stepping stone to learning about life and living life to the fullest.