Turning failure, disappointment, and frustration into accomplishment! – Part I

What if failure, disappointment and frustration are only a perception? What if so called failures are actually launching pads for incredible motivation and inspiration? What if the only thing that is stopping us from turning our perceived failures into accomplishment, is simply a decision? Truthfully, anytime we accept apparent setbacks as an opportunity to achieve something greater gives us a new point of view… a new focus… and a new adventure.

If we are motivated to overcome the apparent setback, we’ll find a way to move beyond the apparent limitation. If we are lacking motivation or feel defeated, we will create an excuse to justify the disappointment. Anytime we view a situation from a limited point of view, is pointing out if we approach the situation from a different perspective, that we can create an improved outcome. The only failures that really exist are choosing to hold onto limiting thoughts such as, “There is nothing we can do to move beyond this situation.”

Life is a series of decisions. If something didn’t work out in the past, accept what happened as being an incident from the past, and be willing to move on. If we are spending time trying to change the past, we have limited ourselves from moving forward. Please remind yourself that we can’t change what has already happened. We can change how we feel about past situations.

In order for us to turn lemons into lemonade, begins with a “whatever it takes attitude.” If we believe we are too busy, or that we can’t move forward, those thoughts will prevent us from accomplishing anything that is positive. How many times have you said or heard others say:

“Maybe tomorrow…?”

“Maybe next week…?”

“I’ll get around to it…”

“I can’t…!”

“Or, what’s the point?”

Notice all of these phrases are excuses that we use that keep us from accomplishing things we would like to experience.  Limiting beliefs always create limited outcomes. Limited thinking also keeps us stuck from moving beyond the imaginary walls known as our comfort zones. If we really wish to turn failure, disappointment, or frustration into something positive, we need to be willing to step out of the comfort zone arena.

Whenever we approach any situation in a limited manner, it is because we are holding onto excuses and fear. When we feel limited or challenged usually also results in feeling discouraged. Discouragement translates into more excuses; and eventually because of thinking from a limited point of view causes us to stop working on achieving our goal(s). By understanding that in order to experience disappointment or failure, if we can recognize that we made a decision to stop, quit or give up, is only a decision. This incredible insight suggests that if we were to make better decisions we can turn the whole thing around.