Struggling with failure

For the past several weeks, I’ve been struggling with both recognizing and owning my own failure. Before sharing this with some friends, I found that I was more sensitive to successes of others – seeing others’ success as a comparison against my current situation, which then only heightened the growing sense of “lack” that I felt.

I’m being open about this for two reasons.  1. I don’t think the world authentically shares their failures in the moment.  2. Even if privately, I want to encourage you to share your struggles and failures with those you trust.

Once I shared with my circle, I found that they were able to help me process what was happening and ensure that I was separating what I’m facing from my identity.  And, as a result of “shedding light on this truth”, the angst I felt when seeing and hearing about the success of others began to evaporate.