We’ve all channeled our inner Charlie Browns at some point. Everything that can go wrong, inevitably does. The secret to those successful people and the ones who seem to fade away into obscurity? Perspective. They know that a setback isn’t the end. It’s merely a blip.
Life is hard. And the harder it is, the sweeter the outcomes. So cut yourself some slack. Mistakes are going to happen, problems are going to pop up, life is gonna toss some stuff your way that makes you question everything. It happens. But it’s also a part of growth and progress.
Think of the first person to bite into an orange… they probably thought, “hmm, look at this orange apple!” BITE. Totally mistaking the rind for a regular peel. Yikes. Not what they imagined, right? Bitter. Hard. Way too sinewy to be right. Big mistake. BUT, oooh… look at the inside! Juicy. Sweet. Refreshing. So they learned to peel it!
Growth. Progress. All from a mistake.
“I think it’s important to have a good hard failure when you’re young… Because it makes you kind of aware of what can happen to you. Because of it I’ve never had any fear in my whole life when we’ve been near collapse and all of that. I’ve never been afraid.” -Walt Disney