These sentiments are more prevalent than you might imagine. They echo in the minds of men, women, and children of all races, all cultures. The vulnerability of the human spirit is impervious to skin color or social mores.
Are these sentiments actually true? If you feel this way right now, no one will be able to convince you otherwise unless ... you don’t want to feel this way. Then it’s possible for the door of your mind to ease open slightly—just enough to check out some new ideas. If you are willing, let’s try a different approach to your life: past, present, and future.
Is There A Reason You Fail?
- Did you set your goal higher than the level for which you were trained?
- Perhaps you were expecting to be awarded a title or position simply because you desired it.
- Is it possible that you don’t believe you’re good enough?
Does the idea that you are the one responsible for the abundance or lack of it in your life offend you? When reading the reasons you might have failed, did you immediately find yourself internally defending your expertise and denying that you would expect to receive something you had not earned? If this describes you, then you are playing games with yourself. You are making excuses. Instead of believing in yourself, your ego is defending itself. It’s a lot easier to feel sorry for yourself than it is to invest the energy necessary to clear out erroneous ways of thinking. Nothing is going to change unless you do, however.
Perhaps, instead, you found yourself readily agreeing with the declaration that you are probably not good enough. In that case, you are even better at playing the game. The buffers that blind you to your true self are stronger. It may take a little more work to clear out all the dark, muggy recesses of your mind!
So, now that you know that you are responsible for your success, are you going to start feeling sorry for yourself? I hope not. That’s a step in the wrong direction. What you should focus on now is setting a goal with which you can harmonize. In other words, on an intellectual and emotional level, it feels good!
Having Faith In Your Desires
Grabbing the brass ring, reaching a higher level of life, only comes when you have faith in your desires, being willing to invest yourself wholeheartedly in them. You must work to rid yourself of blinders so that your work rises to a level of excellence that cannot be attained through ego alone.
In addition, you must recognize that living organisms improve with use, unlike non-living organisms. Failure to push forward, in other words, succumbing to frustration, disappointment, resentment, or other negative emotions, weakens you, and, unlike machines, your next initial efforts will not be as efficient as your last. The predominant tendency in living organisms is the principle of syntropy, which is a propensity to achieve higher and higher levels of order and harmony. However, failure to use your creative ability to create the life you want brings you under the influence of entropy or the tendency for your life to disintegrate into expressions that don’t feel so good.