21 May Finding Courage in ‘Failure’
Tony Robbins once said, “There is no such thing as failure, only results.”
That quotation hit close to home at midlife when I tried photography and failed. Or I should say, I realized photography wasn’t a natural strength.
During a difficult time in my life, I enrolled in a photography class trying to rediscover who I was. I had loved going to photography exhibits and taking pictures of my family and friends, but I was fearful as I took a big leap of faith.
The instructor talked about “f stops” and “depth of field,” and I knew photography was not for me; math was never my favorite subject in school. But I knew stopping the class didn’t mean failing,
It was OK to not to like something I thought would be a natural strength; I was on a discovery journey. Photography didn’t come easy. There was no joy for me. I wasn’t expecting the experience to be perfect, I just wanted to see what happened.
In taking the photography class, I resolved some of my curiosity of who I am, one more time.
Learning something new adds more data about you to you.
How can you discover more about who you are if you don’t experiment? Asked yourself the questions: “What’s next? and “Who are you?” An opportunity may be closer than you think. And, if you’re not sure, try something new anyway.
Stay tuned to my blog; I will give you great ways to discover what comes easy to you and convince you that you are more than you think you are.
I would love to hear how you discovered your natural strengths in midlife and beyond. Remember It’s Your Turn!!!