Optimism Thought of the Week
For Sunday, July 17, 2016
A Glimmer of Hope
By Glennel Hardy
There have been several times as an adult, which I was not impressed on the outcome that came afterwards. It’s extremely hard to fight to make something work, and then later see your investment in time and resources fall apart right in front of you. I never understood why it was important to fail, until later on in life in which I learned how to come in agreement with failure.
Failure truly has brought me to the place where I am today, which is success. There has been several initiatives that I pursued, and each one never worked out. The very first paper that I wrote in my first year of college in English class, I received a C minus. I never wanted to write again because I was so sure, that the paper I wrote was excellent, but it failed. I took that grade of a C minus, and forced myself to read the feedback, and with that I ended the class with a B plus.
It is hard to see success when it seems that everything around is falling apart. It’s very important to take note of what is failing, and identifying a new approach to make it even better. This is not the end, it’s a work in progress and we must decide, how we will approach it.