These Soulful Sunday blogs go out weekly on Sundays to be used as a place to step back from the hustle and bustle and explore what your soul might be saying to you. Some folks use these as journal prompts and let loose amidst pages. Some folks bring them to the kitchen table and jam over coffee. Do you, boo.
“A crash means that we have failed. We gave it everything we had. We came up short. A crash does not mean we are losers. A crash means we have to grow.” – Stephen Pressfield
JOY! We don’t have to be afraid of the crash!!!!!!! Often, we’re terrified of failure before we start a project. Failure is just feedback. When I started teaching elementary school, I called it “bombing.” Almost every lesson that I set out to teach failed. Kids would ask a million questions, because they “didn’t get it.” They’d ask questions I wasn’t anticipating and didn’t know how to answer (I hope I never have to teach fractions again). With each crash, I had more information about what they needed to succeed. I saw the pitfalls. I heard how my language might be confusing. Mourn your crashes, but don’t stay there too long. You have growing to do.