Much of my anxiety, frustration, depression, and “mental episodes” have been triggered by my lack of tolerance for failure. When I felt unsuccessful or powerless, I fell apart at the seams and pulled friends and relatives into my chaos.
The thing I am most proud of in 2015 is that my tolerance for failure has improved. Instead of spending days recovering from disappointment, I can now bounce back in hours, sometimes minutes. What has made the difference?
Reminding myself every morning that…
- Nothing matters as much as the energy I create right now
- Accomplishments, possessions, accolades will all fade
- My purpose is to become stronger, more courageous, and more joyful
- My happiness is unattached to (not dependent upon) circumstances or people