Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy
Growing up, I was always afraid of failing at anything in life. All my school assignments, sports, dance, karate, everything had to be ‘correct’ and ‘perfect’. Therefore, I was always terrified of failing and falling flat on my face. I always had to be prepared for anything and everything.
Most individuals would probably think that this kind of mindset would probably be… tiring. Well, it is tiring. From personal experience, it causes a lot of anxiety and other mental issues. Overall, it’s always good to be prepared, but not to a point where you’re driving yourself nuts with it. Over time, I learned the hard way that failure is actually a good thing and I should accept the punches as I proceed through life. With these failures, I can embrace them and become a stronger person for tomorrow, rather than cry and sit around doing absolutely nothing about it.
Work Hard Stay Humble
Because I was always prepared, I never prepared myself for handling the failures I faced in life. In a nutshell, I was too weak to process or even handle the failures I faced. But once I failed enough times, I started to realize that I should be proud of them. My failures not only help shape who I am today, but they also help prepare me for the future. My failures made me more humble and realize that I’m not alone out here. Everyone is trying to fight and survive life in general. Others are struggling too, and I shouldn’t stop because I had a couple of bad days.
I had to realized that even if I decided to stop and give up on everything, life still goes on. It’s hard to accept, but only a very few people will miss me if I was ever gone. No one else will remember or know who I am. People may see me in the street, but that’s only for a moment. I may make a big impact on the people I know now, but at the end I’m just like everyone else in the world. There’s nothing wrong with that! Things happen, time doesn’t stop for anything.
I Think I like Who I Am Becoming
Therefore, I had a sudden epiphany that I haven’t made a big enough impact on life. I haven’t actually lived my life. Life up until now was always filled with school, side activities, and figuring out ways to pay for school. I don’t have the right to give up yet. It’s too early to even think about it.
That’s why I decided to be proud of my failures. I know, they’ll keep coming as life continues. But this time around, I know to embrace them rather than stress out over them. Things happen and I can’t control everything. If I don’t work as hard as I should on a task, I shouldn’t be surprise if I get crappy results. I know now, after all these years, that nothing will ever be handed to me.
You have to work hard in order to achieve or get anything in life.