"True Failure Is To Not Try At All."
"Failure". Scary word isn't it? Along side "Failure" in the far off distance (which it can seem at times) stands "Courage". It's just the matter of placing one foot in front of the other to get to "Courage" that may seem like the struggle. We, as humans are fascinating. We show courage in the face of some of life's most incredible challenges, and yet we stand frozen by the fear of "Failure." Even though we realize that failure to fail in life inhibits us from growth and growth leads to our full potential. Knowing this, we still allow someone else's definition of success or fear of being judged consume us and prevent us from realizing our dreams and our true potential.
So what is failure?
When searching the internet for some inspirational speech, a pick me up, or even a kick in the booty. I came across this:
Our definition of failure, and our path in life, is shaped by three things:
Passion, Purpose, and Attitude.
Passion... fuels everything in our lives.
Our ambitions, our energy, and who we want to be is E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G !!! (For me at least). It is what gets me up in the morning, it is what the young people would say "It gives me life!"
Passion..shapes our purpose.
We must realize, (And I need to remind myself) that our potential as humans, are unlimited! We really can do anything we set our mind to.
Once a person knows her true Passion and her Purpose, there is no stopping her. People intrigue me, I love getting to know people, but most importantly, I love to find out what they are passionate about. There's something about a person whose face lights up when they talk about what inspires them, listening to their dreams, goals, and aspirations, most of all hearing the passion roar from the very esscence of their being, that is when you know you are among "greatness."
Passion is what has driven me these past 5 years to get where I am today. 5 years ago, making that jump to head back to school was just a thought, an idea that came across my son's mind as he asked me what I did that day as he came home from school one day. I simply replied, "not much, worked out and went to the grocery store.." Then he replied, "Why don't you go back to school?." And just like that, in a split second, the vision, the purpose, I had for myself changed. I took the leap, knowing how difficult it would be (balancing family, work, and school). It took me 4 years to finish a 2 year college program. There were so many obstacles in between the way, which made me doubt I would even finish, let alone walk down with a degree in my hand! But I did, and when I did, the doors to opportunity swung right open!
Passion + Purpose affects your attitude. When you know what you want to achieve, your attitude shifts... and you become UNSTOPPABLE. You wear your passion and purpose like your best outfit and you feel confident, and you accept no failure and you become "tunnel-visioned" into your end goal. You forge through the mistakes along the way and you will surely get frustrated by all the trials and errors. You may even take the wrong path and it will set you back. But always.. always remember (Ronalyn) KEEP GOING FORWARD.. and (Ronalyn) Keep doing what truly matters to you.
When your passion and purpose collide, they become a strong aphrodisiac!
- It took James Dyson, 5,126 to successfully create a bagless vacuum cleaner
- It took Steve Jobs nine years of investing in Pixar to make the world see how amazing computer animation can be. As a matter of fact, he attributes his being fired from Apple as one of the best things that happened to him and a reason he succeed as Apple’s CEO later in life.
We need to define what failure means to us and maybe we end up figuring out that, that word doesn’t even exist and it’s just a series of small mistakes you make on the way to living your purpose. TRUST in yourself and the journey that is YOURS. So, as life takes me through various twists and turns and maybe even some road blocks, take that path, fearless despite failure, because we just may fail into greatness!