“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” — William Shakespeare
Goals don’t always succeed.
The question is, what do you do after you miss the mark? What do you do in the rubble of failure?
The hard thing would be to keep going. To re-write and re-assess the goal and go after it (or a version of it) from a different angle.
The Equally hard option is to let it go. To write down the good that came of it, and the lessons you learned from the bad. And put down the “baton” and pick up another.
Both of these are better than dwelling in past mistakes.
Moving forward is how we lift ourselves out of a bad hand. We can’t rewrite the past, but we can rewrite our future. Starting now.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1246