“When we attempt to change our ways, we meet resistance.” DawnSeeker
Working The Assignment: Part 2 — Welcome Failure :))
OK — the first thing that occurred while working The Assignment recently was: “FAILURE!” I heard it in my head over and over again. (See previous post: The Assignment: Guide to Greater Happiness.)
To be expected, really. For when we attempt to change our ways, we meet resistance. So here is my journal entry to process those nagging thoughts:
Failure is a term that looms up often in my mind . . .
Only problem, my mind has the term backwards. Dyslexic. Plain wrong!
What I interpret as Failure is merely LIFE — Life working itself out. My Life!
Perfectly normal, really . . .
For with every effort there is Failure! But we just don’t STOP there!
We keep going.
Like the proverbial Rocket Ship to the Moon.
All the while our Rocket Ship alters course. Every moment changing heading in some slight little way that makes Failure turn back into Success.
Because Failure and Success are intricately related! Intertwined. Inseparable!
It’s just our limited-scope perception that blurs the picture. And makes Failure into a death sentence of sorts.
Years ago, Buckminster Fuller wrote an essay called Mistake Mystique. I’ve got a dog-eared copy from the early 1980s, when Bucky was still alive. Still uplifting civilization with his brilliant problem-solving-for-all-humanity.
(I got to walk up on stage with him, and clip the microphone on him every day for the week we spent video taping him in 1981. Afterwards, he scrawled in my book: “Thank you for wiring me into Eternity.”)
Bucky says we’ve got it all wrong. Mistakes — we shun them. What a horrible thing, making Mistakes in our society!
But we’ve got it all backwards!
Mistakes are, in fact, how we learn. Mistakes push us forward into better and better lives.
Failure — same thing.
So I have a new little dance I’m trying out.
Correcting my mental dyslexia, and re-wiring “Failure” into “Success”.
Because the only true Failure is stopping there. Not correcting. Not persevering.
You can do it, Dawnie!
You can turn Failure into Success.
So did it work? Still working! But only if I keep working it!
That’s the thing about Life, The breath comes in, and must go out . . . We must constantly be moving, adjusting, adapting.
Like the Rocket Ship.
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