I just released my latest project, a book entitled “Lessons from Losers in Love” on September 13th, one day after my 40-somethingth birthday. This 230 page book is a compilation of stories from 22 people from all over the world (yes, I got international submissions) about loves they lost and the lessons they learned in the long run. The stories come from a very diverse group – men, women, disabled, Christian, Mormon, a farmer, a politician, different orientations, different ethnicities, etc. I’m very proud of the diversity represented, but I’m most proud for the universality of us all overcoming adversity and learning from those experiences. Anyway, if you are looking for some new reading material over the weekend, I’d appreciate the support. The book is available on Amazon.com. Thanks in advance for your support.
You had your heart set on something. It happened just as you imagined. Then day one, you realize that thing you wanted is no longer there. It’s no longer right. It no longer looks like you imagined early on or felt the way it did initially. What happened? How did this failure happen? How will things go from this point forward?
We’ve all had these types of experiences. If you haven’t, you will. Give it time. For those of us who have had the pleasure of failure, we typically can look back and see that we are in a different space now and we overcame that situation. Now some of you are still stuck on me calling your failure pleasant. Maybe I’m a masochistic. I don’t know, but I am one of those people who appreciate the unpleasant times because they are usually followed by very pleasant ones.
A few years ago, I spoke to a friend who divorced. They tried to describe what they were going through. All they kept clearly repeating was that they felt like a failure. They did not know what to tell their family and friends about the demise of the union. They thought that people would blame them personally or pick sides. At that point, I could only listen because I could not fully relate. However, their words of failure suck deep within. Continue reading Not All Failures Are Failures