Sometimes it can be hard to carry on when things seem to be against us..
But NOW, I see things going wrong as a learning experience. Everything that doesn't work out takes you closer to things working out as you want them to.
We can learn so much from things that may seem awful at the time and then grow stronger and more experienced.
In my mid twenties I was made redundant from a job that paid me a lot of money and it seemed that the word was falling apart for me. It was a huge shock and so unexpected.
Now I realise that if that had not happened then I would never have been able to go off and have the job I dreamed of as an actor. Then I went on to do the other thing I always wanted to do when I had my own radio show for years. Now I can take all those experiences to help other people in my Hypnotherapy practice. The thing that seemed to be the worst thing that ever happened to me was actually the best thing that ever happened. I realise and undertand that now.
Did you know that Oprah Winfrey got fired from her job as a news anchor at 23.
J.K Rowling’s first Harry Potter book got rejected. Not once. Not twice. But twelve times.
Walt Disney got fired for ‘lacking imagination and having no good ideas’.
Henry Ford’s first two companies failed and went bankrupt. The he created Ford.
So what do these people have in common?
They didn’t give up when life looked bleak for them.
They kept going no matter how many times they got knocked down. How would getting twelve rejection letters feel I wonder? I think that things worked out well for J.K Rowling in the end!
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
- Thomas A. Edison