I’ve been talking to a friend who was beating herself up for thinking she didn’t do something well enough. My response to her was to let it go since she can’t undo it & put her energy toward what she CAN do, which is improve in the next round.

Thinking about this reminded me of the concept of failure I’ve learned from listening to Dr. Wayne Dyer.

He says there’s no such thing as failure. Every effort we put out there produces a result. It may not be the result we wanted, but it’s what happened. And it informs our next move. We can learn from it regardless.

We can say, “Wow! I’m going to do that different next time” & follow that through. Or we can say, “That didn’t turn out the way I wanted – or expected, but it’s taking me in a whole new direction I couldn’t have even imagined before.”

Whatever we see, it’s not a failure. Sometimes it ends up being better than it would have been if it would have turned out the way we wanted!