Fleas are incredible jumpers. In fact, a flea can jump over 150 times its own size. If a man had the same strength, he could jump over 900 feet high, nearly the height of the 01 Building on the Gold Coast of Australia or roughly three times the height of the Statue of Liberty in New York. In addition, a flea can jump 30,000 times without taking a break. Imagine if we had that kind of strength and stamina. We could accomplish anything.
But if a Flea Trainer puts a flea in ajar with a lid on it, the flea will, of course, begin to jump, but after a while, the flea, tired of banging his head against the lid, will lower his jump. Once the flea becomes accustomed to the fact that it cannot escape, an amazing thing happens. You can remove the lid and the flea will only jump as high as where the lid once was. He will never escape the jar because his mind has been reprogrammed to only jump so high.
TEMPORARY SETBACKS OR DELAYS
It is helpful to view what might formerly be seen as failure as temporary setbacks or delays. Both leave open the possibility of a positive outcome.
There are plenty of opinions out there that will say you can’t achieve what it is you set out to accomplish. If we listen to this advice, we can end up feeling like we have a lid over our heads that is limiting our reach. This doesn’t serve our life in any positive way.
Through our own temporary setbacks or delays, and through the advice given by others who have allowed their temporary setbacks or delays to dominate their life experience, we can end up feeling like we are tied to a stake with a very short rope. If we don’t believe in what is possible and choose to go for it we will never have the opportunity to learn new skills or stretch ourselves to any real extent.
Our dreams, and our very life experience, will be equally limited.
Choose it or lose it!
What things that you now consider failures are really only temporary setbacks?
What things that you now_consider failures have really created positive strides in your life?
What things that you consider failures are things you really didn’t want to have happen anyway, or were only half-heartedly invested in?
Can you see that there are really very few failures in life? Only things we give up on (temporary setbacks that we didn’t persevere through), or things that actually pushed us onto a different track (creating positive strides in your life) or things we didn’t want in the first place (that were others’ ideas, or things we were convinced we desired against our own better judgment).
What we are talking about here is a paradigm shift in your perspective of taking responsibility for what has happened and what will happen in your life. You may just discover that you, all along, have been trying to create the life of your dreams–but you have been missing the signs, giving up too soon, or acting on advice or thoughts that are not in a helpful direction.Personal development is our business and our life.
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