One young initiate in this religious order, who had completed his first two years of training, was invited by his superior to make his first two-word presentation. “Food terrible,” he said.
Two years later the invitation was once again extended. The young man used this forum to exclaim, “Bed lumpy.”
Arriving at his superior’s office two years later he proclaimed, “I quit.” The superior looked at this young monk and said, “You know, it doesn’t surprise me a bit. All you’ve done since you arrived is complain, complain, complain.
Exaggerated? Maybe. What if you were asked to share two words that describe your Life? Would your focus be the lumps, bumps, and unfairness, or are you committed to dwell on those things that are good, right, and lovely?
Failure is an old, outdated concept. The new paradigm is that it’s impossible to fail. You see, the results you get are always exactly proportional to the effort and steps you put into something. You are always 100% successful for the result you create. If you make bread and leave out the yeast, you didn’t fail, you were VERY successful at making flatbread.
So if you want to walk around fearing failure, or thinking that you’re a failure, you’re living in the old concept. Free your mind! 🙂