May 21, 2012 – Have you lost a little faith? Has something happened recently that has made you lose faith in yourself? Are you beginning to question the direction you are headed or even the passions that you are pursuing? When disappointment in progress occurs or a particular outcome was not as desired, it is the important to pause and look at it from an objective perspective versus from frustration and disenchantment.
Take an MM&I Moment to think about the recent situation you experienced. Why was it disappointing and what were you expecting? Why is it causing you to lose faith in yourself? Is it because you are impatient? Is it because you have high expectations? Is it because you don’t like to fail at something? If you are allowing this setback to cause you to lose faith in yourself, then you are really questioning your passions, not your abilities. Are you still passionate about your goals and what you want to do? Do you still believe in what it will mean for you and for others?
Then take an MM&I Moment to re-engage and realign your action with your passion for the strength necessary to move beyond the situation and forward toward your desired future. Could this unexpected shift in outcome possibly open doors or insights for you in other ways? Could this perceived failure help you learn something that will enable you shift in a way to bring about a better result based on this new understanding? It is fine to be disappointed, as long as it helps point you toward ways to avoid having the same disappointment in the future. It is okay to be impatient, as long as you redirect that impatient energy into impassioned action to prove persistence trumps impatience every time. It is good to have high expectations, as long as you remind yourself that with high expectations comes the need for perseverance to help get you there.
Synergized Quote of the Week
“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” – Thomas Carlyle
Yours in synergistic thinking,