I’ve done people’s makeup. Made dog collars. Sung songs. Done arts & crafts. Written blogs. Written books. Made videos. Created websites.
I’ve given psychic readings. Angel readings. Social media consultations. Search engine optimization consultations. Raw food classes.
I’ve eaten vegetarian food. Vegan food. Raw vegan food. Omelets.
I’ve tried a lot of different things. Some of them have been very successful. And some of them have been… not so successful.
I’m sure you can relate. What area of your life is a bit spazzy? Maybe it’s your health – is your weight up and down? Or your relationships – have you been through a ton of breakups?
Obviously we all have the option of looking these events as “failures”, as many people do. But lemme ask ya, what good is that going to do?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Viewing yourself or your life as a “failure” is pointless. It’s like driving around a roundabout with no intention of getting off. All it does is create more “failure” to whine about.
So from this day forward, promise me you’ll never view your life as a failure again. Instead, you’re going to look at your life as if it were a PETRI DISH.
Life as a Petri Dish
A Petri dish is a little dish that scientists use to do experiments in. They take the results of these experiments to do more experiments. Then they take the results of THOSE experiments and do even MORE experiments. There is literally no end to the experiments.
What I am suggesting is that you start to view the circumstances of your life as EXPERIMENTS instead of “failures”. What did those 25 failed relationships teach you? You probably gained a lot of CLARITY as to the kind of person you really want to be with. You wound up with a ton of RESULTS to your experiments. Going forward, you can use those results to create BETTER experiments (relationships).
The truth is that viewing your life as a failure creates a lot of emotional goo in your system that you just don’t need. But viewing your life as an experiment dissolves the goo so you can GET ON WITH IT and have fun.
As I was pondering all this, I came across a diagram on Facebook that perfectly depicts my career path:
Yes, my life often looks like a scribble. But I’ve learned something from each and every one of those scribbles. And I wouldn’t trade them for the world.