“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
― Simone de Beauvoir
Admit failure today. At least one of your expectations didn’t pan out and you have to let go. Sure, you can get mad about it but ultimately it isn’t going to do you any favours to unleash your anger and disappointment on the world. Find a creative outlet. Channel the disappointment into creative pursuits or physical exercise.
What is failing now is failing because your ego was invested in the outcome. This was going nowhere all along. You can only learn from your mistake and move on. The person you thought was a lover turned out to be a hermit. Sharing your deepest, most intimate feelings was met with betrayal. The gig you thought would be another rung on the ladder to success didn’t lead to further engagements. The CV you sent out yielded zilch. The late payment from a client that was promised this week never arrived… The pregnancy test came back negative. Let it go. Let it all go…
It doesn’t matter in the big scheme of things. None of it matters.
Find the reset button and refocus your energy. Sow your seeds where the ground is fertile. Pray to found where if you can’t see it now. Those kind of prayers will always be answered.
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
― Marilyn Monroe