“When projects that are very close to one’s heart fail, this is very painful! After all, you assumed that your heartfelt desire to put a vision into action is part of your life plan or your destiny. It usually is, but with an open outcome.

By this I mean that the outcome of your undertaking is not preordained; instead, it is up to you to determine the outcome. I know that such bluntness is not pleasant, but after all you want to learn from your mistakes and gather experience, or don’t you?

Some heartfelt desires are disguised as learning tasks; they were sugar-coated so to say so that you take the bait. After all, if you did not feel like putting your visions into action, you would probably steer clear of these learning processes. This is why they are coated so deliciously, so that you want to unwrap them and tackle them.

Sometimes, the failing of a project that is close to your heart also means that you should look more closely when it comes to putting a vision into action in the future, that you should not let yourself get carried away by your feelings when setting something in motion for which the time may not be right yet or for which the right people are not by your side or for which you have to learn something else before you can realise it.

But sometimes you are able to realise that a failed project can also include a number of positive aspects from which other people – and indirectly you as well – are able to benefit. After all, the point is that you change your view, shift the focus and appreciate the result, even if it differs from what you wished for.

However, from time to time a failed project that is close to one’s heart is only the stepping stone for a new, bigger or more important one. It is the final rehearsal where you are still allowed to make mistakes without any far-reaching consequences. You frequently learn something new and gather your experiences in certain areas of life solely by trial and error, because it is impossible to prepare for it.

I want to embolden you not to consider your failings as humiliating experiences but as a step forward. If there weren’t people who followed their dreams anymore, humanity would not make any progress at all. That is how it is and that is how it should be! I am Confucius, be greeted!”

 

© transmitted by Ingrid Auer

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