Finding Courage in ‘Failure’

by | May 21, 2014 | Blog, Self-Awareness

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!!!

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