Category Archives for "Perseverance"

May 14

Small Changes Count, Big Time!

By Jen Regan | Perseverance

Do you know you have rocked out living and managing a whole new life for the past two months? When you are faced with a challenge, you rise to it. Yes, we all have had rocky days, but we have persevered and made things work. Are there any changes that you have made that have improved your life? If so, let’s not let those things go. Let’s hold on to them as we move into the weeks, months and years ahead!

As silly as it sounds, I have learned that I do not need to go to the store every other day. I have a grocery store and many other stores a stone's throw from my home. Before Covid-19,  I would not plan ahead at all and I would run to the grocery store whenever I needed something, which was often. Over the past two months I have learned to enjoy planning ahead and stocking up my pantry for weeks instead of days. 

This is one simple thing, but it is something that has improved my life and brought many benefits. Yes, it was initially out of necessity, but I added it to my plate with grace. Now, I want to keep it as a habit in my life.

What new things have you rocked out over the past few months? Are there any you have enjoyed and want to continue into the future? If it helps,  write them down now. Writing helps us commit to them and think about how we can keep them going. It’s also nice to put them in a place where they can be used as reminders.

You are continuing to tailor your life by taking small steps in the right direction, day after day. You are making your life more of what you want it to be!

Let’s see every small change as a gift that makes our lives better! Let’s keep doing the best we can as we march into the future.

My Daily Walk With Jesus: My daily walk with Jesus improves every single day. He teaches me something and loves me as I try to learn. He is truly the model of a patient teacher.

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Apr 09

I Admire Your Creativity

By Jen Regan | Perseverance , What's Most Important

One thing I love seeing during this time of staying at home, is the creativity that each of you are employing in life. If the grocery store is out of bread, you have been making bread from scratch. When you were asked to wear a mask when you go out, you have taken what you have in your home and made it work. It also makes me think about how we may have stifled some of our creativity in the past, when we have had everything we needed at our fingertips.

One other area you have become very creative in, is your use of time. Many things have been added to your plate. Working from home, homeschooling kids, making three meals a day, and making sure there is enough food in the house to keep your family fed. Spring is here, so there is yard work that needs to get done, and I don’t know about you, but with more activity at home, my house is messier too.

You are making it work though, in your own creative way.

I want you to be very proud of yourself for adjusting and adapting very quickly to your stay at home reality. You have made it work. I know it may not be pretty all the time, but you are being creative every day with your time and the resources you have on hand.

As we move through these weeks and months ahead, and we start to transition to what is next, let’s use that same creative power to create the life we are really happy with.

  • Are you loving the home cooked meals? Are they helping you eat better and feel healthier? Do you enjoy the time with family? How can you make sure those meals continue in the future and not allow “life” to pull you away from them?

  • Are you enjoying getting out for a walk with your loved ones or with your pup? How can you make sure those continue? More daylight in the summer sure does help.

  • Are you enjoying planning out your day, working through your plan and not having to run in twenty different directions each day? How can you continue that in the future?

  • Are you enjoying the phone calls and connection you are having, even though it is from a distance? How can you continue to prioritize connection in the future?

What else are you enjoying about this time of staying home? How can you use your “creative muscles” in the future to keep doing those most important things?

I love a quote I saw on social media posted by Becoming Minimalist. It said “In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.” - Dave Hollis

We have a lot on our minds right now, that is no doubt. But in between the busy moments, let’s recognize what we are really enjoying and make a plan now as to how we can have more of that in the future.

Living Life Together:  Ask a friend this week “what is one thing that you are doing while you are staying home that you would love to continue afterwards?” Share your thoughts with them too. I would also love to hear your ideas. Feel free to comment below, that way all of us can share great ideas from each other.

You are doing great! Living a very creative and BEST life. Keep going, you’ve got this!

My Daily Walk With Jesus: I read God’s Word each morning, pray and read a devotional. I ask God to direct my steps, and He does. I try to continue to learn what His voice sounds like and listen to it. It is not fancy, but it is perfect. I keep moving one day at a time, one step at a time.

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Mar 26

Become More Than You Ever Dreamed Possible

By Jen Regan | Perseverance

I believe that at the center of the universe there dwells a loving spirit who longs for all that’s best in all of creation, a spirit who knows the great potential of each planet as well as each person, and little by little will love us into being more than we ever dreamed possible. That loving spirit would rather die than give up on any one of us.” - Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers) 1

This quote is packed with so many great things, but the part that hits my heart is that this loving spirit (I know to be God) “little by little loves us into being more than we ever dreamed possible.”

This is incredibly true to my life. Life has not gone as I had planned, if fact, the theme I would give to my life is “wait”. Waiting has been one of the hardest things for me to do. I’m a doer, a person who likes to move forward, set goals and accomplish them. Waiting has been a real struggle for me. This past year when my body was not cooperating with my timetable, I had to wait. I have to admit though, that it has been in my time of waiting that the loving spirit of the universe has taught me the most. I can say through the waiting, I have, little by little, been loved into being more than I ever could have dreamed of. It is in the waiting that we can find great opportunity, if we are willing.

Many of us feel like we are in a waiting game right now, and we are. I have been so proud of all of you for being the best you can be during this time of waiting. Being our best means expressing our emotions, good and bad, then taking a deep breath of perspective, knowing we can and will make it through.

I want you to know today, that whatever happens during this time in our lives, the spirit of the universe (God) has allowed it. Little by little He will love us into being more than we ever dreamed possible. That loving spirit did die for us, so that we all can live. Turn to Him today! His arms are wide open.

Living Life Together: We need each other more now than ever. Let’s ask ourselves “who could I call or touch base with today?” It will bring joy to both their day and yours! Also remember the free resource I have available on my website. I have been using it daily, along with other friends, to clear our minds and help us create a realistic plan for our day, when life is anything but normal. I’ll place a link at the bottom of this post so you can pass it on to those who could use it.

We can live our best lives right now, and every day. What does that look like for you? Do what it takes to make it happen.

My daily walk with Jesus: I start each day with Jesus. I pray the prayer that He gave us to pray, The Lord’s Prayer. It starts by acknowledging that God is Holy, that His Will is good and will be done on earth. I ask Him to provide what I need to get through today (my daily bread). I admit that I fall short everyday and need forgiveness, and others in my life need forgiveness too. And lastly to keep me from temptation, and remove me from the evil in the world.  I have found this prayer to be a perfect way to start each day. I think about each phrase as I say it, and really put my heart and soul into it. I then end each day in thanksgiving for God’s Will being done, even when it is not necessarily what I wanted. God has a bigger picture in mind, and I have to trust that He knows what is ultimately best. I look at how I had fallen short and ask for forgiveness. I pray for a good night's sleep and look forward to the next day when I get to do it all over again.

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1 Fred Rogers, Life’s Journey According To Mister Rogers (New York: Hachette Books, 2005), 17

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Feb 20

Want To Add More Beauty And Ease Into Your Life?

By Jen Regan | Perseverance

Every month or so, my friend Allison and I talk on the phone across the miles, catching up on life and always encouraging each other. Our phone calls are always a source of joy and encouragement for me. Last night I asked Allison a deep question and her answer helped me out so much.

I shared with Allison how I always want things in life to go fast and easy, but they RARELY seem to ever go that way. I try to think positively as much as I can, so to say that life rarely goes the way I want (fast and easy) seems negative, but is “fast and easy” realistic?

Allison reminded me that our culture stresses the quick and easy fix. Marketers sell us on the idea that their product or service will change things overnight so that we will buy their stuff NOW. They know that in our busy lives, a quick and easy solution is desirable because we are so limited on time. 

BUT, this idea of quick and easy seems to bring me a lot of frustration because it is rarely how life really works. Yes, we can order Amazon and get it as quickly as a few hours, but finding a diagnosis to a health issue takes time. Learning how to make changes in our lives and seeing results, take time. Building a strong relationship takes time. Creating a habit of ongoing exercise takes time. Seeing the growth of finances happens over time. 

I try my hardest to think for myself, but this concept of quick and easy has permeated itself into my life. Allison shared with me the visual image of the four seasons. The more we talked about nature we described it as slow, conducted with ease, flowing, organic. 

So I ask myself today, how would my life change if I started to remove the idea of fast and easy and embrace the idea that life really is a slow, beautiful process?

Now, there is no doubt we have to go to work in this fast paced world. We have deadlines that are imposed on us. What if we identify the fact that we do have control over our thoughts, attitude and actions and try to move with more ease where we can in life?

Spring is on it’s way! Join me in seeing the beauty. As you see the flowers pop through the ground and bloom, slowly and beautifully, allow it to be a reminder for us to do the same in our lives.

Live Life Together: My life was enriched by my time with Allison on the phone this week. I encourage you to find someone in your life who you can spend quality time with. If you do not have someone right now, pray that God brings that person into your life. He answered that prayer for me years back when I felt very alone. Also know that friendships require your investment of time, they just don’t happen (fast and easy). Start to invest in other people and see what friendships grow out of that time together. It is a slow, beautiful process that is worth every minute.

Here’s to embracing the slow beautiful nature of life and saying “no” to the fast and easy life that marketers want us to buy into.

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Feb 06

Life Transitions Can Be Hard

By Jen Regan | Perseverance

Have you ever been in a place in life where you were not sure what was next? This can be especially true during times of transition. Maybe your youngest child is gaining more independence, has started school and is able to do more for themself. Maybe your child has started college and you find yourself with an empty nest. Maybe you have been caring for a loved one who has now passed away. Life transitions can be hard. Let’s look at a few small manageable baby steps we can take to get us through these challenging times.

Be kind to yourself. Transitional times in life have emotional strings attached to them. Experiencing those emotions is okay and many times very healthy. I feel guilty when I am not doing something or going somewhere, but staying still for a moment in time is important during transitions. Take a deep breath of fresh air and take care of yourself.

Revisit what is Most Important to you. As you think about what is next in life, ask yourself if you can transition some of your time to another area that is Most Important to you? Has there been an area of life that has been neglected? What could use a little bit more attention? Focusing on what is Most Important brings life to our lives!

Take one step and see where it leads, then take another. Sometimes during times of transition we can feel stuck, not knowing what to do or where to go next. An old friend of mine, who is a retired navy officer, one told me “You can only steer a ship that is moving.” It is so true! If you take one step forward it gives you a new perspective and helps you see the next step, then the next. If you have no idea where to start, take one step by taking a walk. While you are walking, think about one more step you can take. The key is to move and not get stuck.

Be patient. This is not my favorite thing to do, quite honestly, but life transitions take time. As you work through the previous steps, keep going. Keep moving forward even in the smallest of ways. Before you know it, you will have moved through your time of transition and on to whatever is next in life.

Live life together! One thing I know as, I have gone through the twists and turns of life, is that isolation can be one of the worst things. If you need to, force yourself to spend time with people who love and encourage you. You never know, they may share the key that will spark a great idea for your life.

Here’s to moving through transitions, taking care of ourselves, staying focused on what is Most Important, taking one baby step at a time, together!

Sep 05

Is There Something Weighing On Your Mind?

By Jen Regan | Can Do Attitiude , Perseverance , Prioritizing Yourself

What is weighing on your mind today? Life has a tendency to throw us curve balls in big and small ways every single day. The challenge is, how do we work through those challenges each day while keeping up with life? 

I received a medical bill in the mail today. I knew it was coming, but I kind of hoped that insurance had taken care of the whole amount and I was good to go. That was NOT THE CASE! I am trying to move on about my day, like writing this blog post, but it is still weighing on my mind.

The Amount of this medical bill was a surprise, but many of you are dealing with much bigger issues. Issues that are going to take up a good amount of time, effort and energy. 

If you are like me, you feel you can pile that BIG CHALLENGE on you shoulders and keep going. Afterall, that is what you do, right? Life does not stop or slow down for us, it keeps moving and we feel like we need to stay on pace with it.

I want to challenge you today to approach your new challenges a little bit differently.

Allow some give and take in your life.

Would you consider your life to be busy? I know very few women that would answer that as “no”.

If your life is already busy, and you have a new challenge added to it, would you consider looking for something on your schedule to remove to prevent overload?

I don’t think we realize how much work it is to take on a new challenge. I just read this interesting fact. “A 2010 Study started by making the point that anytime we have something on our mind, it’s literally using up energy - even though it accounts for only about 2 percent of your body weight, your brain uses up 20 percent of your energy. 1

Today, whatever challenge has come your way, your mind is using energy to work through it, even as we go about our busy day. 

I encourage you today to remember that you only have so much energy to expend. If you have had to add more onto your plate, consider loving yourself enough to find something to remove, even if it is temporary.

We want to live an amazing life. Giving and taking is a huge part of that. Let’s not forget that challenges require energy, and energy can be in short supply. 

What is weighing on your mind today and do you need to make some adjustments to make room for it?

Here’s to cutting back when we need to, and keeping our energy tanks full!

If you could use a friend to encourage you at this point in your life, take a moment to reach out to a dear friend. Life is so much better lived together.

1 Michael Bungay Stanieer, The Coaching Habit (Toronto ON Canada: Box Of Crayons Press 2016) 48.

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Jul 13

It’s Kept Me On Course Through The Twists And Turns Of Life

By Jen Regan | Accomplishing Goals , Baby Steps , Overcoming Obstacles , Perseverance , Planning , What's Most Important

In the spring of 2011 I decided to change the direction of my career. Since then, life has been anything but a straight line or an easy path. I have had health issues, the decline and passing of my Dad, business starts and stops and a lot of physical pain. Through everything, there has been one thing that has kept me focused on my career goal and prevented me from getting off course. Here’s my story.

It all started when I picked up a book about Life Coaching. I had never heard of such a thing, but it was more common on the East and West Coast. I knew immediately it was what I wanted to do. I love encouraging others to move forward towards whatever life they want to live or goals they want to accomplish. I researched different certifications and quickly had a phone call set up with an organization out of Oregon. I took my first step which was to be coached myself. I could not give what I had not experienced for myself. I loved it and as part of the Life Coaching process, I created a Life Plan. 

My Life Plan forced me to think about the future in detail, which was not something I was used to doing. I had to decide what was most important to me and what I wanted my life to look like many years in the future. This process was very eye opening to me because the current reality of my life was that I was very unhealthy in a lot of ways. If I continued on the road that I was on, my future did not look very rosey. Basically, if I didn’t want that to be my future reality, A LOT WAS GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE!.

I had back issues, I ate horribly, I did not exercise like I should and my stress management was not that great. At my current rate, I was not going to make it to live a long life, and if I did, I would not be active and vibrant. There was so much I had to change that I quickly felt OVERWHELMED! And I wanted to change careers on top of this?

My Life Coach, Joy, introduced me to the idea of Baby Steps. She taught me that there was ALWAYS something I could do to move forward, even if it was in the smallest of ways. That is what I did, but along with all of these changes, the twists and turns of life made things even more challenging.

Within the next year I changed jobs, lost my job, studied for and finished my Life Coaching Certification, had a major surgery (which appears to have triggered autoimmune issues in my body), started a business with my husband, John, and set out on my goal to become a Life Coach. Through the twists and turns, I kept my Life Plan in front of me and it kept me moving forward.

I spent the next few years coaching a handful of amazing women. It was great to be a part of the changes they experienced in their life. Overall though, most busy women were not interested in having a Life Coach. This made me sad for them and made me question whether this was a viable career. I did not meet a woman who did not love the concept and they all agreed that they could benefit from it, but I ran into two walls. 

The first obstacle was that they were already crazy busy, they simply did not have the time to add in Life Coaching Sessions or the time to make the changes they wanted in their lives. The second obstacle was one of finances. It is my heart to help what I call “us normal women”, but us normal chicks don’t have a lot of extra cash. It was also hard to spend money on something they felt they should be able to do on their own. I Completely understood.

The question for me was, what do I do next? I still had a heart to help women focus on what is most important in their lives and not get pulled off course with the busyness of life. I decided to take my obstacles head on. I decided to write a book because I figured everyone could afford a book. HeeHee, this makes me laugh! I have never been good at proper english, grammar or spelling. I had NO EXPERIENCE with writing anything much less a book. What was I thinking? 

Baby Steps were my answer. I had to take one Baby Step at a time to move forward. It suddenly became clear that this is how all of us, with busy lives and overwhelming tasks, need to move forward. Baby Steps was the answer to the second obstacle.

Let’s fast forward A FEW YEARS! Yes, A few years and more of life’s twists and turns. I was not making the money I needed to with Life Coaching and it was time for me to go back to work full time as a bookkeeper. My dreams and my book were put on hold for one full year. At my year mark, I decided I was going to get back to working on my book, but life’s twists and turns decided differently. Finally I started getting up crazy early every Sunday morning to take baby steps towards writing my book. It was still my heart’s passion to help very busy women live the best life they can, focused on the best things. 

In November of last year (2018) I talked to my husband about taking a year off of work to concentrate on my book and that is what I did, but the twists and turns of life continue. This year I have been diagnosed with another autoimmune condition. My body decided it did not like food so I had to go on an elimination diet. At one point I could eat 15 things total. To put that in perspective, if you go out to eat, had a hamburger with everything on it, french fries and an unsweet iced tea, that totals about 15 things. My body decided to have reactions to food, one that caused severe back pain for almost 3 months. 

Why am I sharing all of this? It is because through the past 8 years my Life Plan has kept me on track. Today, I am still moving toward the future that I defined 8 years ago. I am still focused on what I have defined as most important to me. I am still learning, growing and taking baby steps toward my goal every single day. I have a picture of my future that I want to make a reality. That picture is my Life Plan.

This is why I have created my Life Planning Class that I am now making an Online Course. 

  • I know one of the obstacles that you face is time. With this in mind, I am giving participants access for 4 months so that you can work through the 4 lessons at your own pace.

  • I also know that money is tight, but I felt $69.00 per participant was doable and a great investment in your future. 

It is my heart’s desire that you know what you want your future to look like and that you keep moving towards that future no matter what life throws your way!

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Jun 28

How To Keep Going, When It Is The Last Thing You Feel Like Doing

By Jen Regan | Baby Steps , Perseverance

Summer is such a fun time filled with so many great activities. Those activities can be pretty exhausting and sometimes make us fall behind in other important areas of life. How do we continue to move forward with what is important to us when it is the last thing we feel like doing?

I don’t know about you, but I have felt like that sweet puppy this week. I came off of a great trip with family and knew I had to get back on track in a number of areas of my life. I soon found myself tired and really unmotivated. Moving forward felt like the last thing I wanted to do, but I knew I had to. UGGGHHH!

Here are a few quick things I had to do for myself this week, and I hope you will do the same for you.

Be easy on yourself. I really thought I was going to hit the ground running, but that did not happen. I had a plan for my week, which was very ambitious, and threw that out the window very quickly. I moved forward in small ways and gave myself grace in the other areas. Beating ourselves up does not accomplish much. Do what you can and love yourself for taking small steps forward!

Allow yourself to rest. I don’t know about you, but the fun eventually catches up with me and I need some rest. Summer is a great time for fun, but it is a great time for rest too. Enter the NO GUILT ZONE and enjoy a nap, sleeping in or going to bed early. Your body will thank you and you will wake up more energized!

Don’t get overwhelmed by ALL THAT YOU HAVE TO DO, but ask yourself “what one small thing I can do to move forward?” It’s a mental game, I know, but it works. When you wake up not feeling like doing anything, deciding on one small thing to do is much easier than thinking about the full laundry list of things that MUST GET DONE. I don’t know about you, but I can muster up the energy to tackle one small baby step and before I know it, I am ready for another.

Think about how you will feel when you have finished your small steps or goal. This week I needed to get back to training for a big bike ride I have in September. The last thing I felt like doing was getting out to ride. I had to intentionally stop all of the thoughts that kept reminding me of how tired I was and how I really didn’t feel like riding. I had to fill my mind with thoughts of how good I would feel when I had accomplished my goal for that day. Thoughts of being tired can make us more tired. Thoughts of accomplishment can give us a little boost, and it worked!

If you are tired and unmotivated this week, love yourself, get some rest, take things one at a time and think good thoughts. You got this!

Encourage a friend this week:


If you know someone who needs a reminder to take care of themselves, rest and take baby steps, touch base with them and encourage them to do so.


Life is so much better when we live it together and encourage each other.

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Jun 13

Come To Peace With It, Once And For All

By Jen Regan | Perseverance

I have never been a real fan of the “Serenity Prayer” written by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. The first statement is asking “God, to grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change”. Well, I don’t like the idea that I cannot change things. I like the idea that I can make whatever change I want to in my life.

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference." - Reinhold Niebuhr

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“Courage to change the things I can..” I like this part of the serenity prayer because it talks about the things in life that we do have control over. Sometimes we feel stuck, but I have also learned, and I think you have too, that when we feel stuck, there is always something we can do to move forward. Sometimes, it takes effort to find the small steps we can take, but they are there.

I love the fact that he includes the word “courage” because it really does take courage to move forward when life is not going our way. In the end, it feels good to take control and move forward.

Do you have an area in life where you feel stuck and need to gather some courage to change? What small step can you take today to move forward?

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“Grant me the serenity (peace) to accept the things I cannot change…” (I added the word “peace” because I can relate to it better.) I think we can all agree that we want our lives to be peaceful, but I have learned a hard lesson over the past few months. Striving, striving, and striving to change something I cannot, brings a lot of frustration and exhaustion, not peace.

The main way we learn, what we can and cannot change, is through experimenting. I think early in our lives the majority of us think deep down we can change other people. We try and try and eventually learn that we cannot make other people change. Life is one big learning lesson.

One huge part that we don’t want to miss is “grant me the serenity to accept…” Once we have learned that we do not have the control to change something in our lives, it is important to come to peace with it.

Is it time to accept areas in life that you cannot change? What are they and what can you do to bring peace into your life?

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“And wisdom to know the difference.” I think wisdom tends to be a natural byproduct from trying something, then learning from the results. Gaining wisdom does take some effort. Have you ever been in a rut, trying the same things over and over again, but getting nowhere? It requires effort and courage to figure out what you have control to change and what you don’t. It takes courage to step out of your box and look at things from different perspectives. That is where we gain amazing wisdom.

Celebrate all that you have learned through the years. You have overcome many obstacles and gained much wisdom.

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There is one last part of the quote that I have not address and that is how is starts “God”.  God has been the difference maker in my life. When I feel stuck and do not know where to go, He always leads me when I ask Him (and many times when I don’t). There was a time in my life when I questioned His existence. I remember sitting at my kitchen table looking up and saying “I don’t even know if you exist, but if You do and I am headed in the wrong direction, please show me the right direction.” Looking back from that moment on, I have experienced His help every step of the way.

If you feel stuck, even if you have a hard time believing, ask God to help and He will show up.

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Wisdom, courage, change, and serenity. Those are some pretty powerful words that I hope we can all embrace today. I think life will be so much better if we can!

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May 16

A New Perspective That Can Change Everything

By Jen Regan | Accomplishing Goals , Overcoming Obstacles , Perseverance

We love to learn, but we don’t like to fail. Unfortunately, most of the time the two go hand and hand. Would life be more enjoyable if we learned to embrace failure? Probably.

My husband, John, used to work in the IT field. He is very savvy with technology and enjoys staying up to date on the latest gadgets. I, on the other hand, struggle with technology. As part of any business, mine included, it is important to have a nice looking, functional website. I have opted to manage my own site, mainly so I can make changes whenever I choose. The down side to this should be obvious, I’m not good with technology! The process, from day one, has  been fraught with failure after failure and this week hasn’t been any different. I decided I was going to do a complete overhaul of my website. I started Monday hoping the changes would come smoothly. Spent two days figuring out everything not to do. Now it’s Thursday, and I hope my site is up and running so you can read this blog post. What I have come to begrudgingly realize, going through this process, is that I needed those two days of getting everything wrong so that I could learn. It was not a comfortable process, but because of those tough days, the rest of the week moved smoother. If everything would have fallen into place, I would not have the knowledge and experience that I have now.

We love to learn new things in life.

One of the most effective ways of learning is by failing.

Wouldn’t it make sense for us to change our perspective on failing and embrace it instead of fight it?

Holy Cow! Easier said than done, I know, but here are a few things to help you (and me) start to see failure in a better light.

  • Winning is great, but failing then winning is even better. Have you ever had a time when you worked towards something and it did not come easily or quickly. I think of all of the individuals who train for marathons or study for major exams. Wow, it takes so much time to train and learn, and I can guarantee that most people do not accomplish it without some setbacks. Finishing easily is great. The finish line is TRIUMPHANT when you have failed along the way and worked your tail off to get there. Whatever you are working towards, keep your eye on the prize and don’t give up.
  • Learning is great, but failing then learning is even better. Your time is never wasted when you are learning, would you agree? If you take a class or read a book, you learn alot and retain some. The way to learn and never forget is to learn by failing. You remember both what did not work, as well as what did. You tend to remember the lessons learned, and rarely forget them. Your time is never wasted by learning through failures.

I understand there are deadlines that must be met and people who are not very forgiving when it comes to mistakes. I also know we can be very hard on ourselves. As with so many areas in life, changing our perspective starts with us first. I certainly have been struggling with this perspective, just ask those around me earlier this week. I have to ask myself and I ask you “How would our lives change and become better if we could embrace learning through mistakes and failures?”

For me, I know the approach I have been taking regarding failures has not worked well. All it has done is lowered my confidence and drained me. Would you join me in working to change our perspective on making mistakes? I think we will enjoy each day more and have a party at the finish line because of it!

Failure propels us forward, it does not hold us back!

Do you have someone dear to you that has struggled with accomplishing an important goal? Have they failed and might be having a hard time getting going again? If this perspective change on failing and learning would help them, would you forward this post their way? I love living life together!

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