Every other day I see one of these self-help sites or popular social media guru’s posting quotes about working hard, having ethics, your time will come if you put in the work. Well I’m here to tell you that sometimes it doesn’t and that’s what you have to prepare for.
You can want something so bad and never get it because it wasn’t meant for you. One day you can be on top of your field and the next minute you are back to square one. Or you can be thisclose to attaining a goal and then everything is wiped from underneath you. It only takes a series of unfortunate events (some may call it fate) and your life can turn on its head. Nonetheless, these times are important because they reveal your true character and if you look close enough they can also reveal your true calling.
Being successful is a state of mind, not what you attain or the accolades you receive. However, the society we now live in only responds to things that are tangible. So hear lies the dilemma. Are you basing your failure off of your own merits or what others have expected from you? This question is important because it can put that failure into perspective.
Failures are meant to be stepping stones in life, not deep seas of self-doubt. These times are key to self-growth, self-reliance and self-love. For it’s easy to be positive when everything is going well. However, the true test is to remain so when everything isn’t.