Think Like A Queen

I really love this quote as so many of us
(me included) can sometimes see failure and setbacks
as the end of the story.

Successful people never see a setback as the end
of the story.

Failure is certainly something I can be frightened of; I
think it comes of years of programming as a child,
but I am getting better.

Failure also gives you empathy for
others that have fallen down.

I realise (altho' I don't always achieve it) that
you can't be scared of failing, otherwise it will stop
you doing big things.

What are you thoughts on failure and setbacks?
Do you bounce back quickly?

Would love to hear your views as always


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  1. I think I've changed so much over the last 10-years...I certainly would have thought of setbacks and failure as the end of the I don't even think of the word failure...we don't fail we re-direct our thoughts, ideals and ambitions...the word should be banished!! 'Think Like A Queen''re a STAR! xx

    1. Fabulous Catherine and thank you so much for your lovely words as always x

  2. Failure used to be terrifying to me, utterly. So much so it would incapacitate me and keep me from trying. Now I find much freedom in focusing on being a "try-er" instead of a failure or success. It's so much more fun with the pressure off, even though it does sneak in now and then. :-)

    1. I hear you Krista. That's a good way to look at things, altho' I always remember that Star Wars quote from Yoda, something along the lines of there is no such thing as "try". You either do it or you don't ;-)

  3. I am blessed to have learned that any set backs, detours or things that may turn out as I had planned is the universe giving me a little nudge to get back on the path of where I am meant to be. Great post my friend! ..sending you hugs Celia M. (High Heeled Life) .. P.S. thank you for your email and the fab tips ... xo

  4. My God C!!! You know more than many about setbacks, detours and bouncing back xx

  5. I think I've come full circle. When I was in my twenties failure felt intolerable...Because I used my successes as confirmation of my worth. Now at my age I don't spend much time thinking about failure, it certainly doesn't mean the same thing to me anymore. I think there's a certain sturdiness one develops through the ups and downs of life that puts it all in perspective. At least that's been my experience.

    1. I hear you Leslie. Fear doesn't mean the same thing to me but it is still there bubbling away ;-)

  6. Such a beautiful post, Vanessa. 'Think like a Queen' - just that phrase alone makes me feel more elegant. I've learnt to forgive myself for my faillures, both big and small, over the years. You can't change them but you can learn from them. I also have learnt to take chances and step out of my comfort zone. I don't have to do something perfectly, I just need to do it or at least start doing it.

  7. Failure is a huge fear of mine. I struggle almost daily with not letting fear hold me back. I haven't yet figured out how to get over this fear.


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