What do you do when you mess something up or make a mistake? How do you recover? How do you avoid digging yourself into a pit of despair and lamenting your egregious actions (or am I the only one who does that?)? How do you stay focused on where you are going, no matter what just happened?
I am the queen of beating myself up and making myself feel like crap. I find it funny that we sometimes want to wallow in our mistakes and swim around in them until our fingers get wrinkly. Why? Yes, there is always something we can learn from our mistakes – and it is important to do so – yet, we also have to let them go. We have to raise our head and keep our sights on where we are headed. I ain’t gonna lie, it’s hard at times. Some weird masochistic part of us secretly likes to suffer. There’s also a part of us that wants to use our mistakes as fodder for the “See? I told you, you wouldn’t be able to hack it.” (Evil laughing ensues.)
These are the hardest tests of faith as we then start to question if we do, indeed, have what it takes. Giving up may feel easier than continuing to slog your way through, figuring it out as you go, trying new routes, and hoping this is the one that will get you there. This is when connecting back to your ‘why’ helps.
Why do you want to continue? Why did you start down this road to begin with? What will the world miss out on if you throw in the towel? Is what you are pursuing worth fighting for? Are you up for it? The thing about continuing to step up your game is that you will get knocked down – that’s part of the process. Starting something new or taking something to the next level requires us to become comfortable with discomfort. We have to start seeing it as a grand experiment. Scientists set out to test a hypothesis without knowing what they will find, yet they start the work of discovery anyway.
On the path of entrepreneurship, we often crave certainty and security – yet these two things aren’t guaranteed in any job, even though we believe working for someone else and receiving a steady paycheck equates to security and certainty. But ask anyone who’s been laid off after 10 or 20 or 30 years of dedicating their life to a company, and they’ll tell you otherwise.
The truth is we create our own security and certainty by trusting in ourselves. We are all we really have anyway. So what does all this mean? Basically, keep the faith. Please don’t give up on yourself or your dreams. The world needs your gifts, your voice, your talents, your story, and the work that is written on your heart. Hold on to the certainty that you are destined for greatness and that the desire placed within you is meant to be expressed, not buried deep inside.
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Believing in you,