In life we all go through disappointments, failures, wrong timing and missed opportunities. There are many situations that can set us back and bring us into a funk. The key, I believe, is how we react or respond to these unfortunate events.

Sometimes I think about where I would be today if I didn’t go through some of my biggest disappointments or my biggest failures. If I wouldn’t have done so poorly in high school, would I have even gone to Western Carolina University? Would I know some of the most important people in my life?  If I didn’t go through a failed relationship, would I have accomplished my goal of losing over 50 pounds? Maybe so…but also…maybe not? Would I feel as strong as I do today? I don’t think so…

I may not be exactly where I want to be today but I keep thinking to myself , at least I’m not where I was. I haven’t accomplished everything I want to and I have had some set backs. We all go through it. Sometimes it feels as though I am taking two steps forward, and one step back but at least I’m moving forward….

They say patience is a virtue. All good things come to people who wait.  I know my goals and dreams are not going to happen overnight. I am determined not to give up on the things that I want the most in life and you shouldn’t either. I am going to give it my all to stay positive when things don’t go my way or when I have taken a step back.

 “Those people that you think have it all together…. They don’t have it all together… Nobody does. They have just learned the principle to not beat themselves up while they are in the process of changing. Our attitude should be I’m no better than anyone else, but I’m no worse than anybody else either.”

Keep on movin on!

pocketsfullofhappiness

3 Comments on Two Steps Forward and One Step Back…

  1. Kim Filosa
    August 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm (9 years ago)

    Lauren,
    You hit the nail on the head so to speak. I really needed your great wisdom today. Just be thankful to be so young and figuring these things out. Our failures do make us stronger. Also, when you think you have things bad, just this morning, a lady from another office is facing one of her biggest fears. Her daughter is very ill and in sugery today. You see her daughter has plans to go to college on August 9 on a full scholarship. She has been running a temperature the last week that they can’t seem to whip, long story short was put in the hospital over the weekend and they found a tumor attached to her uterus. She had to have many blood transfusions and is in surgery in Charleston SC today, not so sure she will survive the surgery. Those situations are so very hard to understand and all of us at work are praying for a miracle for this young lady. Keep moving with that postive attitude of yours. God has a plan for all of us, although sometimes it is hard to figure out the reasons things happen they way they do. My own failures have made me very strong and usually the situation when you look back on it, you can look back and see why things happen they way they do.
    I love you very much and extremely proud of the person you are! Mom

    T

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  2. rmelton50
    August 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm (9 years ago)

    Life is all about how you handle the two steps back. Anyone can handle success, but what you do with setbacks determine what you are made of.

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