We often plant seeds and don’t stick around long enough to see the fruits of our labor. How many times have you put together a plan and when it “fell through”, you gave up? You blamed yourself and assumed it just wasn’t meant to be. I want you to think of failure as chance to succeed to again, an opportunity to learn and grow. Sometimes failure happens more than once which can be discouraging. Instead of throwing in the towel, take copious mental notes and make adjustments.
When you are determined to succeed, failure can’t get in your way, because commitment drives goals not motivation. If you are looking for the “motivation” to do something, you may never find it. If you are committed to a plan, you will accomplish it. There are days you will feel a lack of motivation but because you are committed, you will forge on. Planting seeds takes time. You didn’t get to where you are overnight and the goal you set for yourself is no different. Give it some time.
Commit to the seeds you plant. You may wake up one day and see that your entire garden has died. What are you going to do? Rather than giving up, search for plants you can salvage and if all else fails- start over. You now know what doesn’t work for you and can avoid repeating it again. Lesson learned. Ask yourself “What am I supposed to understand about myself from this?” This internal dialogue ignites the fire of self reflection. Use failure as a stepping stone and catalyst for personal development.
Fear allows you to unlock another dimension of yourself and store new information to be used when you need it. If you embrace your fears and commit to your dreams, your garden will surely flourish. “Think like a Queen. A Queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to success” - Auntie Oprah .
With that being said - Fail like a Queen!
Thomishia Booker but you can call her "Mishi", is an outgoing, outspoken mama from California. You can find her on the dance floor with her girls, being silly with her son, at the Warrior's game with her husband, or volunteering as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Mishi works full time in Healthcare Administration, holding a Masters in Social Work and a Doctorate in Education Counseling Psychology. At 33, she feels "Everyday is an opportunity to challenge stereotypes as a young black female leader." After the birth of her son, her passion for writing was reignited and she published her first children's book called "My Brown Skin". Mishi believes "As Brown Girls we live by our own rules!" ,"As brown mothers we must make the best decisions for our family and not anyone else.", "Brown Girls Rock!"