This is how we play dangerous mind games with ourselves.
Some of us will mentally transform failure from an action (I failed) to an identity (I am a failure).
Don’t you ever do that to yourself. Ever.
This simple mental act can destroy your life or big chunks of it.
After you form your identity based on a single action or even series of actions, you will start using your thoughts, words and actions consistently with your screwy identity.
It’s a fact, that people behave according to their self-concept. Your identity “I am a failure” is a result of a natural human tendency to generalize.
In fact our ability to generalize is pretty awesome, if used correctly. But it can lead us in a downward spiral if we’re not careful.
Going from “I failed” to “I am a failure” is one of those biggies that will literally screw your life.
By the way. You never fail completely. Take your lessons with you. And move on. But move on not as a failure, but as an amazing human being with a capacity to learn and come back stronger than ever.
If you want to succeed learn how to handle failure.
That’s it for now.
Have you ever gone from “I failed” to “I’m a failure”?