It seems this thought, like many others, have been hovering around me in many different ways over the last few months. Looking back it probably started while I was home recovering and I had a little more time to do some thinking along with having time to notice a few things more than I normally get the opportunity to do.
There have been many failures in my life and I have finally begun to look at them with more of a studying type of look and learning from it, instead of being a victim or blaming others. I’ve had glimpses of this better type of thinking throughout my life, now it just seems to be happening more frequently as I get older.
I’m noticing things changing a lot more too. With both of our kids off at college, there is more time for my wife and I to do things together along with time to do things ourselves too. Both of our parents are getting older and all the issues that seem to come with age are starting to happen with it too. Speaking of age, my wife and I are getting older too of course. There are things that we have to make changes in so many areas of our lives right now.
That goes for all of us. No matter what age we are at, learning from failures that happen (and they happen a lot in life), are necessary for success. The idea of not changing when times dictate that we need to do that, those can be disastrous.
I look around and I see plenty of people that refuse to change. They wear it as a badge of courage for not changing. They either think they know everything and they don’t have to change. Some think they need to show how tough they are and that they can do things on their own without any help from others. This might be the most fatal failure of all – where people don’t think they have to change. I think if you’re not changing, you are actually on your way to getting worse. That’s one thing I don’t ever want to do – I’m looking to always get better. How about you?