The Executive Vice President of Positive Alternative Radio (PAR) and Spirit FM Radio (where I'm currently employed) gave us an incredible challenge on Friday. When we face failures or setbacks, what is our natural tendency? To fall apart. To let it keep us down. To speak lies to ourselves that we are failures. We aren't worthy. We can never do anything right. That kind of mindset is a fixed mindset. We can only see the here and now. We cannot see beyond today. All we know is the failure and hopelessness we are FEELING now. What is the alternative? A step towards growth. Whoa. What? Instead of allowing a setback to destroy us - what if we found opportunities for growth? What if we decided to "fail forward?"
This lesson hit me like a ton of bricks. I have been stuck. In my mind. In my actions. In my heart. But why?
Some incredible opportunities for growth have developed this past year - the first of which, I am working at Spirit FM. An honest, godly, loving, supportive work environment that fosters growth like none that I have seen. Since January, I have been given countless environments to grow and excel. Even with small failures, I am encouraged to try again and continue to pursue my passions. Yes, this is real. It exists. I cannot hardly believe it sometimes either.
I am not here to brag. Not my intention. In today's post though... I want you to know that this CAN exist. And maybe it begins with you bringing just this one truth to the table at your workplace this next week: unlimited potential. No matter your age, education or background - you have the potential to grow, learn and become more!
What are you passionate about? What sets your heart aflame? Go after it no matter the opposition! It's not too late. Maybe you are not as technologically savvy as you would like - take a class. Maybe you have something that you want to share musically but feel you lack talent? Find a mentor! If it is in your heart, find the method to get it out. You don't want to look back and wonder why you never took the chance. If you were to fail... well, you would be in the same spot you are now. But you would have TRIED.
Tell yourself this today -- you have unlimited potential. You really can do just about anything that you set your mind to... as long as you focus on a mindset of growth. You really CAN do it.
Let me know how it turns out!