15/30 of my blogging challenge 2015
The New F-Bomb
When you think of a rude word beginning with F there is probably one that immediately jumps to mind… but beyond that there seems to be a whole new f-bomb that no-one wants to mention. What do you think…
is it ok to say we’ve failed?
Lots of the clients I’ve been working with recently have been steered away from this word – ‘there’s no failure if you take learning from a situation‘ seems to be adopted as a new mantra. And one that is adopted right through the education system these days, ‘we’re all winners really‘.
At the beginning of this month I signed up to take part in the 30 day blogging challenge again – and yet, only two days in I failed
There were reasons for my failure. Leaky pipes, incompetent plumbers, poorly laptops, increased workload….. lots of things conspired against me, and I chose not to blog. It wasn’t a conscious decision to quit, just a daily decision not to sit at the computer at gone midnight.
Happy To Have F**ed It Up
I’m happy to have failed, and to see it for what it is, because I know that it does not define me, and I believe this is the key to accepting the new f-bomb for what it is. There is no shame in failure because at least I have given it a go. Failure holds little fear for me because I know that with each fail I am getting one step closer to doing better next time.
Making mistakes is no bad thing – continuous repetition of them however usually needs addressing.
Where To With The Blog?
I’ve decided to jump back in where I left off, and make up the 10 days I missed when I finish… Day 12 was at Birds, and Day 13 at Firewalkers. This is something I advise clients to do when they fall off their own personal wagon – so if you have a cigarette after you’ve given up smoking you may have failed, but your ability to see yourself as a non-smoker who had a cigarette, rather than a smoker once more, can make all the difference.
So what about you? Do you avoid the word FAIL like the plague? Or do you claim your failures as your own personal victories? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment below to let me know where you stand with the F-Bomb