How do you face failure in life?
Are you disappointed?
Are you give up hope?
Are you start your self blame?
Are you sad?
Are you start to blame others?
Are you doubt on yourself and others?
Today, I received an email that my article was not going to publish in newspaper. This was the first joint effort of sis, sis ST and I. To me, it was a great news too as there is room for improvement, to further enhance my mandarin writing and for sure, one day our article will be published in newspaper.
We must use positive thinking to view the failure in life. There is a great teaching from Ajahn Brahm that to transform the dung to fertilizer which can beautify garden, to have the sweetest fruits and awesome blossom of flowers.
Besides, my lovely mum was trying to make the organic sea-bird nest jelly. She failed too as she soaked the sea-bird nest for too long, as such it can’t turn to be jelly. Some of us might think that “what a waste effort and resources?”
However, my lovely mum able to turn the failure of making the jelly to the organic sea-bird nest dessert with longan. It was so delicious even we took it hot or chill.
In life, don’t be so easily to give up, always keep positive mindset. Think of solutions to transform challenges. Most important not to self blame or start to blame others. Take the responsibility and not to give any excuses. Learn from the failure and you are going to enjoy the success.
“Personally I’m quite jovial with not much worry. I do my best, which is moderation, and failure doesn’t matter.”
By Tenzin Gyatso