Failing Forward

Today was a really interesting day. I woke up LATE. And this was after making this huge, big speech to Eric about how I was “ready to start!!!” So much for that plan!

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But no worries because tomorrow is a new day and a new chance to begin again.πŸ’–

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Waking up late today was my first failure of the day. You might be thinking, “Okay, Corinne, failure is a BIT strong of a word to use!” But I use it with all the love and appreciation for the word.

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For those of you who don’t know, I’m a really intense perfectionist. I’m VERY detail oriented and sometimes, it eats me up inside. I can definitely say it had a tremendously negative impact on me during the deepest times of my postpartum anxiety and depression.

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Second failure of the day: Muffins in the Instant Pot that became Oat-puck-blobs

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It does also mean that I can be really hard on myself when I make mistakes. Which is why, for a long time, I just avoided mistakes at all costs. Can you imagine how anxious you would feel all the time if you couldn’t fail at anything?! You’d probably just give up once you started something and it didn’t go your way right away. Which is what I did for a long time.

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Then personal development (one of the vital behaviours of being a Coach) came into my life and everything shifted. All of a sudden, I was being exposed to quotes like this one:

Which told me failing wasn’t a big deal at all. It is simply a stepping stone to success.

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Slowly but surely, I started becoming more confident in my ability to fail with grace (something I never even knew was a thing) and confident in my strength to keep going despite my failures.

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Muffins in Instant Pot Round 2: A HUGE SUCCESS!!!

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I will be honest and upfront. Not all days are as easy to pick myself up again but I owe it all to my SUPPORT (family, friends and  Challengers who actually fall under both these categories).

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What I do know is that like all things, failing forward becomes easier the more you do it. 

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I intend on failing as much as possible. I have big dreams that can only be met by Failing Forward.

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What are your current “failures” that can be turned into stepping stones to success? Let me know!

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