Failure can be re-framed as just “bad timing.” I talk a lot about failure and stabbing myself in the heart to bleed out words. But its by choice. If I want I can shift my focus and re-frame failure as just bad timing.
“It’s just bad timing my video didn’t get as many views as the last one.”
“It’s just bad timing my article didn’t hit a nerve like the last one did.”
“It’s just bad timing I’ve written so much, but haven’t got anywhere.”
“It’s just bad timing I asked someone for something and got turned down.”
“It’s just bad timing I went all out and didn’t get anything.”
“It’s just bad timing I didn’t land the punches I should’ve landed.”
Re-framing failure as “bad timing” is a shield to keep your emotions in check. But if you want people to read, then you have to lower that shield and write from the soul.
And when I sit down to write, I don’t re-frame failure as “bad timing.” I actually give power that word for the amount of time I spend writing. It’s one of the keys to writing from the heart.
You have to go deep to write deep. And giving certain words power for that moment of time is one way of doing it. Failure is only failure if you let it.