Several days ago I wrote the article, I Don’t Have to Wait to Live My Dreams. Yesterday, I wrote the article, Famous People who Failed Many Times before they Succeeded and Changed their “World”.
In the first article, I spoke about experiencing our dreams in the now, instead of waiting for their fulfillment.
In the second article, I showcased 50 different people who succeeded in their lives despite failing many times.
In today’s article I would like to encourage you; and myself, to be among the next 50 people to succeed despite failing many times.
Succeed despite how many times we may fail in our attempts to be successful through our diligent efforts.
“Every Strike brings me closer to the next home run.” Babe Ruth
“I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Theodore Roosevelt
What I Learned about Learning to Trust the Process that More will Be Revealed
I have been meditating on a topic that I believe is at the foundation of being able to trust that more will be revealed. My relationship and my anger towards God. In my experience, I needed to resolve why I was angry at God. As I examined why I was angry at God I realized that I had unfairly been angry at Him.
Unfairly angry at God because I did not get what I wanted in life at the time. Wanted in life because of all my hard work and dedication. Hard work and dedication that I had given to all my endeavors.
Little did I know at the time; that although I was angry at God, all my circumstances were essential. Very essential to the process of what I needed to learn to be able to fulfill my purpose, although there were many disappointments. Disappointments that I would later learn were not meant to harm or hinder me.
I discovered that I needed let go of my past disappointments. I needed to grieve my past expectations of how I thought life “should have been” to move forward.
I needed to let go of the anger that I unfairly had toward God, so that I could learn to trust. Trust God, the process and that more would be revealed to me with time.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned, so as to have the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell
Grieving and Learning to Trust
Several years ago I wrote an article Comprehensive History of Second Chance to Live — Answering the Call that never Came.
For many years I waited for someone, a group, an organization, a church, an employer or a relationship to recognize my worth and value.
Could no Longer Afford to Wait
You see, I bought into the notion that I had to obtain some type of stamp or validation of approval before my gifts, talents and abilities could be deemed to be valuable/worth while.
Sure I used my gifts, talents and abilities, but I did not feel as though my gifts, talents and abilities were that significant. As a result, I spent many years waiting for the call.
But the Call never Came
But the CALL never came so I needed to figure out how to succeed, follow my dreams and fulfill my purpose, a little at a time.
“Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your soul.” Mario Quintana
10 years to obtain my undergraduate degree in Theology — English Bible, Biblical Literature with a Minor in Physical Education/Recreation. 3 1/2 years to obtain my graduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. 20 years of getting and losing both non-professional and professional jobs, Client of 2 State Vocational Rehabilitation Offices, the 2nd Vocational Evaluation found me to be unemployable. my 3 Applications for SSDI with the Social Security Administration, My 3rd application approved. Took 7 more years; after being found to be unemployable, to find a way to use my gifts, talents and abilities in ways that work for me. Created Second Chance to Live nearly 17 years ago to succeed, follow my dreams and fulfill my purpose.
And I am STILL learning to trust the process that more will be revealed to me.
Accomplished since being told I was unemployable
Created Second Chance to Live nearly 17 years ago. Written 2128 articles, created 451 video and slide show presentations, 24 keynote/zoom presentations, written 12 eBooks, led by example creating new neural pathways and brain reorganization and given 128 keynote and zoom presentations through out the United States and have positively impacted lives domestically and internationally.
Some of the Countries where lives have been impacted
United States, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Russia, China, Hong Kong, India, France, Spain, Ukraine, Finland, Romania, Poland, Croatia, Indonesia, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Greece, Figi, Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Serbia, Slovenia, Portugal, Morocco, Egypt, Columbia, El Salvador, Singapore, Malta, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan, Switzerland, Thailand, Israel, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Netherlands, Ghana and South Africa.