Let's talk about failure.
Failure can feel like defeat, frustration, loss, heartbreak, pain, embarrassment.
The best way I can define it is standing on the edge of a wobbly diving board, making a gigantic leap...and belly flopping.
Sometimes, there is a bit of failure everyday - from not receiving the right text back, or missing the mark on a goal. Sometimes it takes a birthday, or big milestone to analyze where we dropped off the map, or became inadequate to achieve.
Last year, I read Brene Brown's, Rising Strong after going through multiple changes in my life. From health to relationships to career, I had a few "rumbles" as Brown likes to call them.
Whenever I go through a failing or disappointment of some sort, I go back to Brown's book. Her insights on giving yourself a break, and truly being vulnerable are invaluable. Brown explains:
Rising Strong is about the lesson of perseverance in the face of failure. It's about doing the best that you can, and realizing that everyone fails at some point. It's a positive reminder to always strive to give your all, because in the end, that's when we recover from failure the easiest.
For anyone facing a rumble, read more from Brene at http://brenebrown.com or check out Rising Strong. x