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July 19, 2017
I failed at something today. Something I expected myself not to, something I didn't think could happen, but it did. Naturally I felt terrible, but after a little bit (okay, it was more than a little bit) of ice cream and hot fudge, I felt a little better. It was one of those days when I had to make a choice. Life isn't easy, and it never had been for me. But there is always a choice you have to make when you are confronted with failure. You can choose to regret, to wallow in it, or you can choose to step out of it, and become better because of it. And I choose the latter. Not because I am strong, no, I am far from it sometimes, but because I want to be. I want to be the person that I have always dreamed to be, and to get there, I have to stop dreaming and start living these dreams, even if it takes overcoming every weakness and every challenge that comes in my way. I will. I will learn from my failures, and I will continue failing better until I succeed.
I watched Peter Dinklage (aka Tyrion for you GOT fans, like myself heh) today, and this particular sentence he said struck me. He said that it doesn't matter when you find when you want to do what you want to do in your life, instead what matters is that you do, even if you do at a late age. It's fine. What counts is what you do, when you do. Most poignantly, he said, "raise the rest of your life to meet you." That struck a chord in me because I knew there were many moments in the past when I didn't do so, when I let my present and future self down by giving up. But no longer will I do that. I accept this challenge, and from this, and every failure on, I will raise myself even further. I want to raise myself to the man that I have dreamed of, so I will keep dreaming, and living the dream. Will you fail, and keep failing better today? #timothyjoshua #motivationwednesdays