It’s okay to fall, but don’t stay down

Through my days in school, and my life generally I’ve always lived to believe I’m a smart person. I can’t remember a point in my life where I thought I was dumb or a failure, at least I can’t remember. I always knew I was important, smart, intelligent, handsome, fresh, brilliant, I bet you the list goes on and on, but (my mentor once said everything said before the word “but” is a bastard it’s as irrelevant as the letters “ueue’ when pronouncing “queue”) lately I’ve found myself asking myself some ridiculous questions like am I truly not smart? Am I irrelevant? Maybe not irrelevant like the letters “ueue” in pronouncing ‘queue” but like the letter ‘K’ in pronouncing “knife”

I like reading Motivational books and My mentor John Maxwell told me a lot about picking myself back up when I fall, I guess I’m not ready for this Adult life (please tell the driver to stop, I’m not doing again)  Maxwell told me there are going to be failures, in fact if there are no failures on the way, it only means you aren’t doing anything new.

Does this sound familiar to anyone:

“dear xyz,

Thank you for your interest in Zyx Company,

We regret to inform you that you were unsuccessful at our screening process

Your application is hereby closed.

We wish you success in your future endeavours.”

That’s the sound of rejection, it doesn’t sound nice, I’ll rather listen to Vic O ft Tonto Dike sing, than listen to that, but rejections like this and many more come here and there right? The stress of life can be tedious and down casting. I bet you’ve experienced rejection one way or the other and if you haven’t experienced any, uhm…maybe you just aren’t trying new things i.e applying to a new job, probably approaching a lady, working on a new project, is it in your health or even playing new people on FIFA 17. But whatever failure you might have experienced or experiencing, get up and try again, show up one more time, don’t give up, not yet, Abraham Lincoln lost 7 different elections and still became president, damn! What was He thinking, point is He didn’t give up, let’s not go too far our President in Nigeria President Buhari lost 3 different presidential elections before becoming president, you may hold several views about him, but he was a man that didn’t give up. ( I kinda wish he did)

As an expert in failure and failure related affairs, I can tell you you’ll be fine, only if you take actions, and yeah, right actions. In my quest to be fine I delved front and back trying new things and getting more experience on how to fail. It is my job to make sure you are fine and I can’t do that till you commit to some certain action steps I would be sharing with you. I learnt most of them from my Mentor John and they work. So as your friend I’ll be sharing them with you tomorrow, stay tuned.

 

todays challenge: Call an old friend and pray for them

Author: Victor Adeyemo

Victor Adeyemo is a Leadership and high performance coach, an Event decorator and MC. He is the team leader of Leaders Digest

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