The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

No: The Great Motivator

Oct
23

The Recovering Pessimist: No: The Great Motivator -- When you work days, months, even years towards a goal just to hear "no", it tears you apart. Allow yourself to go through the emotions, then pick yourself up and get back to work. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistImagine having a goal you want to accomplish. Doesn’t matter if it’s big or small. What matters is that you want it and you want it really bad. You’ve worked towards it for days, months, and even years.

Now imagine that today is the day when you find out if your hard work will accomplish your goal. You’re on pins and needles waiting. Stomach in knots, heartbeat racing and then…

no.

You start feeling devastated, heartbroken, pissed. That’s ok.

You may ask yourself why this is happening. That’s ok.

You may want to throw things. That’s ok.

You may not know what to do. That’s ok.

It’s okay to want and feel all of those things and more. However, I don’t want you to give up, okay? No hurts, but it hurts more to give up. Let that no motivate you to pick up where you left off and keep going.

You’ve come too far to quit now.

You got this.

MsWalton

 

 

 

Analyzing the Bright Side of Failure

Nov
17

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Failing numerous times to accomplish a task is incredibly frustrating. You give all that you can, and it’s still not good enough.

What’s the point in consistently trying if I’m consistently failing?

Honestly, it’s so much easier to throw in the towel. But what does throwing in the towel accomplish?

The ONLY thing it accomplishes is telling that voice in your head that it’s been right this entire time.

There’s no growth in quitting. Give yourself time to process and regroup.

When you’re ready, start picking the task apart. Note your approach step by step to the task and its result. Think about how you can possibly fix each piece and then think about how you can make that fix even better.

Most importantly, remember that nothing worth having is ever going to be easy to obtain.

If I can’t get this one thing accomplished, who’s to say that I’ll get everything else right?

If you’ve failed at something numerous times, you know how important it is to succeed. And you’ll be damned if you fail the rest of the journey.

Now go out there, work hard, and give failure the finger of your choice.

**This post is dedicated to JoJo. I hope this motivates you to continue on your journey.**

 

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