There’s something incredibly empowering about owning up to your failures. I was the queen of keeping my failures a secret, almost pretending they never happened. It was my survival tool.
But now, at the tender age of 30, I’m finally owning up to them. I proudly bear those battle scars and wear them like a badge of honour.
Because every tale of failure was a personal battle of epic proportions, whether it was putting myself out there and falling flat on my face or chasing something I wanted so badly and failing to snag that dangling carrot. (Dang it!)
I realised that taking ownership of these stories has the power to bring peace, acknowledge that at the very least – I tried, and allows me to move on from the shame and embarrassment. It’s like lifting a dead weight off my shoulders.
“It is better to try and fail than fail to try”
And by sharing our shortcomings, we really do set an example to those who aren’t yet ready to face their failures head on.
This week I had the honour of being a guest on Teresa Palmer’s ‘Tez Talks’ Video for her brilliant blog Your Zen life. Together we lean into fear, confront the issue and, most importantly, learn, let go and move on!
So grab yourself a cuppa, get comfortable and press play.
And now I’d love to hear from YOU! Are you game enough to share your tale of utter failure? Join the conversation below in the comments sections.
Be brave, be fearless, be unapologetically YOU.
Love Gemma x