Remember the old quite smoking ads? The ones that said the more times you try to quit, the more likely you are to be successful the next time you try.
Let’s think about that for a minute.
The more times you try, the more likely you are to be successful. Why does that that only have to be associated with smoking? Why not Weight loss? Or learning to use "the potty" (can you tell I have a 3 year old?) Really, if we think about it, it applies to everything we want to do in this life. It’s not that different then the old adage of if you don’t first succeed try, try again. Which, I guess I could have made this weekend’s quote, but instead I chose one from Thomas Edison,
I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
This is such a great way to think and it supports my point on mindset. It is really easy for us to accept failure and let it defeat us. It’s much harder to change your perspective and look at failure as just an attempt that didn’t work. The one thing we have in this life is how we approach situations. Do we give up after one try? Do we accept defeat? Do we wallow if our own self pity?
You know I normally write posts for myself but try to make them relative to everyone, right? For some reason that inspires me. It makes me look outside of myself and approach what I’m going through from another perspective. Hopefully making myself a better person in the process and inspiring you along the way. That’s really my intention when I write for the blog.
Well I’ve been in a funk all day. I can’t believe how much not getting that call back affected me. I don’t know what I expected to happen. Maybe to be "discovered" on the spot? For them to tell me "I’ve made it through the next round" after a 5 minute conversation? Nothing is that easy. The weight loss wasn’t. Maintaining sure isn’t. You guys just gave me a big head with all your fabulously supportive and flattering comments! :~P
I’m not sure where this leaves me. But I’m not going to be down about it anymore. AND I’m sure not going to be seeking any more comfort in food! I actually dug in the pantry and pulled out a bag of chocolate chips just for a "happy fix". Yikes!
I’m over it and you know what? I’m going to do an audition video and send it in to the Food Network. They aren’t going to get rid of me THAT easy! I just have to find another way that works. ;~)