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One Word Wednesday #5 “Failure”

This week’s word is FAILURE.

Failure is a strong emotional word. No one wants to feel like they failed at anything. It brings with it feelings of shame, sadness, anger, and hopelessness.

We feel this way partly because we think that failure is the end of something.

We lost our chance.

We let someone down.

We are not capable.

It doesn’t help that the media and society embrace and glorify winning and success. They do this as if FAILURE isn’t part of the path to success.

Failure is universal. Making mistakes and having to regroup are what go into accomplishing anything.

We don’t realize this because we don’t see all the times that successful people fall down.

We don’t see all the crumbled paper and rewrites the great authors did before publishing that great book.

We don’t see all the experiments brilliant scientists whiffed on.

We don’t see all the failed auditions talented actors bombed before landing their big roles.

I believe that FAILURE in life isn’t the end, it is the beginning.

It is a fresh start, with the knowledge how NOT to do something.

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People often quit before they get a chance to accomplish their goal.

Don’t let setbacks define you.

Let the lessons learned be a guide, knowing other failures are inevitable.

It is part of life and part of the process of achieving anything.

This post is inspired by best selling author, Jeff Goins, who teaches about finding your voice. Being also from Chicago, like me, his work involves helping writers, bloggers, etc. connect with their audience in an authentic, valuable way. Check him out at Goinswriter.com

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Miranda dreams of Rving across the country with her family and her 2 crazy little dogs – unless she’s swamped being a working mother and helping other moms with practical wisdom she has learned from over 2 decades raising a family. A teen mom, single mom, stay at home mom, working mom, she’s been there done that.

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3 Motivation Quotes I Use Everyday

Cherish The Simple Things"Start from where you are with whatever you've got" by Jim Rohm"Do one small thing today that will take you closer to your dreams" by Darren Rowse

There are times when a quote I see really grabs me. It could be that it hit a nerve in me or was relevant to what I was going through. I will sometimes write it down on a sticky note to remember it. 3 Motivation quotes I use everyday are:

“Cherish The Simple Things”

This quote speaks to me because of how quickly time goes by and how easy it is to miss the little things in life. It gets me to slow down when I get too busy and preoccupied. It is on a wall hanging in our front room, a gift I bought for my husband. My previous post told the story of this gift and what it means to me.

“Start from where you are and with whatever you’ve got” by Jim Rohm

This quote speaks to me because I have a tendency to procrastinate. The easiest thing to do is NOT do something. I read it in a LifeHack.org article about “Time Management” quotes. I have a hard time getting started on projects because I convince myself that there will be a better time to do them or there is something else I need in order to get started. The reality is the only time I have is now and I have no idea what tomorrow will bring. I now convince myself to just get started on things and do what I can.

“Do one small thing today that will take you closer to your dreams” by Darren Rowse

This quote speaks to me because I am a perfectionist at heart. When I work on something, I let all the thoughts overwhelm me with the various steps and things I need to do to get it done. I now tell myself, “Do something everyday to move forward.” Whether the action is perfect or not, or no matter how small the step, I just need to take it. This quote comes from a podcast I had listened to by Darren Rowse where he talked about the small things that are done each day to reach a goal. I now focus on getting through small things every day.

This blog is the result of my focus on these three quotes. It is something I wanted to do for a long time but always found a reason to NOT do it.

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What are quotes you use to focus and motivate you? Please let me know in the comments.

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Miranda dreams of Rving across the country with her family and her 2 crazy little dogs – unless she’s swamped being a working mother and helping other moms with practical wisdom she has learned from over 2 decades raising a family. A teen mom, single mom, stay at home mom, working mom, she’s been there done that.

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