Success or failure?

Do you feel like much of what you do is done correctly and therefore is successful, or do you feel as if you only ever seem to do things right a few times and the rest of the time you fail?

Even inanimate objects can be right some of the time and wrong others, so we as humans are not unique in this experience. However how many of us would ever claim to have ‘a long series of successes’ if we were the clock in this example!

Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.
Marie Con Ebner-Eschenbach

It just goes to show that being successful is not necessarily about how others see us, but instead about how we see ourselves. Think of it this way, the clock in the example I gave only ever showed the correct time twice in every 24 hour period, so in terms of percentage of each day where it was correct was actually very small. However the quote shows that even although this is the case those 2 times a day soon add up, and so with that total number of successes growing daily, is it any wonder the clock wants to showcase it’s ongoing success!

Let’s take a leaf from the clock and look for our successes so we can always see the good in all we do, rather than focusing on our failures – This of course does not mean ignore our failures as we still need to sort those out, but please do celebrate the successes as much as you lament your failures.

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