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I believe in failing.  Take a huge risk.  Try something difficult.  Come up short.  It’s not a bad thing.  You can learn from it, grow from it, embrace it.

Good things come from failure.

That is if you face it.  If you look at it in the eye and say, “Yes. I failed. And that’s okay.  What can I do differently next time?” This is called repentance.  You turn around and look at what you did and what you didn’t do. You see what you can do better.

There are seven days in a week and six of them are for failing.

The seventh is for thankfulness.

Photo by Christian Haugen

Don’t take risks today. Don’t do something difficult. Don’t worry about learning or growing. You can do that on Monday.

Today is not for repentance. It’s for a different kind of looking back. Today look back to see the good things that happened.  Sip a cup of coffee slowly and look around and take a deep breath and be thankful for the breath.  Be thankful for the comfy couch or chair or ground you’re sitting on. Be thankful for nothing to do today. Nothing to grow at.

Because the truth is that you’re perfect. A lifetime of failing and getting better won’t change the fact that you are already as good as you’re going to get just by breathing.

Today be thankful for breathing.

Joe Bunting
Joe Bunting
Joe Bunting is an author and the leader of The Write Practice community. He is also the author of the new book Crowdsourcing Paris, a real life adventure story set in France. It was a #1 New Release on Amazon. You can follow him on Instagram (@jhbunting).
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