All quotes from Og Mandino’s book, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”,
“Failure, like pain, is alien to my life. Not enjoyed! ~ (my addition) In the past I accepted it as I accepted pain. Now I reject it and I am prepared for wisdom and principles which will guide me out of the shadows into the sunlight…”
Accepted Failure. We must accept that which has happened, where we intended something else and it didn’t work so well. But if I slide into accepting less than I am capable of, or resist pushing through to a successful completion, that keeps me in a rut. I want to do whatever is necessary to success.
Now I am learning I must push myself to find out what is my purpose in life. What am I here for? Who am I meant to be? What am I to do in this later leg of my life? “Time teaches all things to him who lives forever but I have not the luxury of eternity…I must practice the art of patience…Failure is man’s inability to reach his goals in life, whatever they may be.”
And that has been my frustration. I have not been clear on what my goals for life are. Therefore my life has been a collection of ‘stabbing in the dark’ experiences which have brought periods of satisfaction, but have not expressed what my core, gut, soul purpose is. Make no mistake, I have enjoyed many successes and happy events in life and do to this day,
But, seasons move on and vistas change, and it’s time. There are now words to express my core needs. One is to leave a Legacy. The other is for Recognition for Creative Expression. I have known this about myself. My journey now, is the HOW of it. I am trusting that will unfold as I pursue the course of discipline and learning I am on. Bring it on, Baby!!
ATTITUDE not APTITUDE!”