The following statement seems like a cop-out or an excuse but it’s the pure unvarnished truth.
You do not fail in life. You experiment and try things and sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. I tried being a sales person for a computer company and that experiment did not go well. I understand computers but not how best to sell them, took me almost a year to admit that was a failed experiment. I experimented with running and found it not for me. I prefer walking. I experimented with spicy foods and despite being a native of New Orleans, failed to find my appreciation for them. I experimented with cooking and found I prefer my husband do it. (he is better at it and I really don’t enjoy it).
But you know what, if I hadn’t tried running, I wouldn’t have discovered that I love to walk for exercise. If I hadn’t tried to sell, I would not have discovered that I prefer customer service to sales. and so on and so forth. So the next time you start to tell yourself you are a failure.. Stop and say, “Back off man, I am a scientist” instead! All movie quotes aside, there is a lot of power in the words we use. So say, I am experimenting and I can’t wait to see what happens next!
As a wise friend said to me many times. What do you want? What are you doing to get it? How is that working for you?
4 thoughts on “Not failing. Experimenting!”
Enjoyed your thoughts, our outlook on things definitely alters the outcome!
Hi there! Yes Outlook is everything… Thanks for reading, and commenting!
love this concept and post jennifer! i need to often remember this too and often times when anyone starts something new…you won’t know how to do it initially (that’s where i get tripped up). thanks for the reminder!
Oh Chelsea! We all want to be perfect immediately which just isn’t possible! Thanks for reading and your comments!