Everybody is learning, developing new skills or stumbling across a new realisation at any given moment.
When we take a leap of faith and try something new, we are often rewarded with a degree of error and unexpected outcomes. Whether going to the gym, purchasing a new home, or exploring a new strategy have you noticed there is always some measure of pain in its varying forms, whether it is physical or internal, a slice of fear or a shadow of doubt before new learning takes place?
There is always pain before learning.
Our anxieties often come from the perception of the outcomes of the failure, which in turn gives us hesitation and ultimately feeds the ego as we react negatively. To be truly humble it’s crucial to reflect on the root causes of those outcomes, as opposed to how those outcomes look against our perceived environment.
No matter what shape or size these events came to us, we realise that this will be our position until adequate reflection takes place. Through this contemplation, the answers will become apparent as to which elements were missing or insufficient. It will be as though looking in a magic eye picture, or cloudy water. All will become clear as instructions on how to reach the goal appear before us.
Master the art of trying, not beating others. Be humble, or get humbled. The more we realise we don’t know everything, the better focused we can be.
Self-investment is leveraged when we are open to these ideas and begin taking action as students in order to gain new learning or knowledge. The goal itself is no longer important, however, If our goal has remained the same then our personal opportunity to capitalise on the successes we originally aimed at will come into focus as a result, but this time with better energy too.
The goal will appear all on its own.
The most successful people in our world have all mastered the learning and failure process and place great importance on dedicating time to further research, albeit on a daily basis.
Remember, things happen when we least expect. Remain humbled by the unexpected.