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There was a time when I was very hard on myself if I thought I failed something or someone. I would really beat myself up! Somehow, I had gotten the idea that if I made a mistake or failed that was the end, and once at that end, victory was impossible. Where do these misbegotten ideas come from anyway?
Wherever they come from they need to be stomped on! Fast! Everyone makes mistakes and sometimes fails to meet expectations. But how we respond to our mistakes and failures determines whether we will be victorious in the end. In any mistake or failure there are points of success. What we learn through the experience, how we grow in it, how we allow it to mold us, is up to us. Victory is learning and growing and becoming a better person.
The truth is we only fail when we let our mistakes stop us. When we pick ourselves up and continue on we have a victory; we have beaten back failure, we win. Sometimes it is a little win. But all those little wins, little victories, are rungs on the ladder of success.
I think we should recognize and celebrate all the little victories we have. I think we should start today!