Failure is a hard thing to really define because it has many different meanings to many different people. You could have failed a test, a class, or feel like you’re failing life and each one of those things is measured by different terms. So what is failure? If you ask the dictionary, the overall broad answer is, Failure is the lack of success. haha… okay so what does that mean?
Do I really have a definition, no? I don’t. I wish I did. Most days I feel like a failure. A Failure as a mother, wife, daughter, etc. It’s so easy to be our own worst critics. It’s so easy to plug in everything we did wrong and dwell on that fact. When you do that you have a tendency to make yourself feel even worse about a situation.
The state of the world is difficult and hard. It even has a tendency to wear on a person. I used to be the biggest optimist about everything. Almost to the point of being an annoying optimist. These days I fall more on the pessimistic side of life. I try not to and my New Year’s Resolution was to be happier. That’s something I work on everyday.
No, I’m not depressed. I just feel like I’m having a midlife crisis and hopefully, I’m not at midlife. I’m not sure where I fall in, I’m not sure what comes next. It’s weird to look back and see how things unfolded. It’s sometimes hard to let go of the past. It’s sometimes hard to not wish you’d have done things differently. The thing is… if you did them differently you may not be where you are today. That could be a good thing or it could be a bad thing.
I guess the point of this post is…. Don’t let a failure define you. Learn from it. Overcome it. Do better. Move on. Leave the past in the past. Let Success be your definition. Now excuse me while I go look in the mirror and tell myself that!