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Not Giving Up In The Face of Failure

When your plans get derailed, it doesn’t mean you have failed to achieve your goal. Sometimes failure (and the reason you fail) contains valuable insight.  I realised this first hand this week.  What I discovered shocked me.  This new realisation will make me a stronger person once I heal that deep part of myself which has been cowering within the recesses of my being.

Last Sunday I vowed to start a 21 day programme of wellness.  I had designed up my plan and was prepared.  It was going to be a hectic week and I knew it was going to test my resolve.  However, I didn’t factor in an event on Day 1 that would challenge me to the core and evoke the beginning of a deeper understanding of myself.  Without going into the nitty-gritty of the cause, the experience had me thinking about all of the times I have chastised myself for failing to achieve a goal I set myself.

How often do we limit our potential for growth by setting specific targets and then measuring ourselves against them?

Being In The Moment

One of the goals I had set for myself was to focus on being more mindful every day.  I can honestly say that I really nailed that this week.  Whilst I remained aware of my emotional, mental needs, I didn’t dwell in my emotional mental crap.  Although I emotionally ate my way through it, I acknowledged the pain and felt it whilst getting on with my day.  My sub-conscious was also getting in on the mindfulness act.  The dreams have been vivid and I have been able to recall what I experience and see in my journal.  On closer analysis, the dreams make sense and provide confirmation for me as to what I am experiencing.

This week is a new week.  I revisit Day 1 of my 21 day programme of wellness tomorrow.  This time though it will be in the knowledge I am a step ahead of where I was last week.  I wont be measuring myself against any time-driven goals.  My body will convey success in whatever form it chooses.  Just as it reveals new layers and realisations .

Have a wonderful week! xx

Peacock Dreaming The Wisdom Of Flowers, Successful WriterAnne McCormack is author of the book, Lovitude: Trying To Calm The Monkey Mind and the award-winning, Peacock Dreaming: The Wisdom Of Flowers.


Feature photo courtesy of Pixabay



Interested in more articles on mindfulness?  Check these out:

My Wish For You – Stepping Into Mindfulness

Making Me Happy!  A Journey Into Mindfulness

What Gratitude Has Taught Me

What Makes You Fizz?  Living Your Purpose

The Potency Of Gratitude

Re-Learning The Joy Of Living With Journaling and Meditation



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