Almost exactly one year later, one of my favorite sources is repeating a quote, and this time my reaction is completely different:
On June 23, 2010 I posted, without comment:
“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill via www.meditation.org.au
That was a particularly dark time for me, and I liked the idea of some kind of valor in my serial failure. Courage? Sounded good to me.
But now, one year later I don’t feel that way at all. It’s not about going from failure to failure with a good attitude. I am much more interested in going from failure to success, from sadness to happiness, from darkness to light.
I do realize that this is about the journey, the process, the “now” of it all, and this this is a big circle or spiral, not a line. But the next time I am in a hole, I want to be about getting out, not about decorating the space.