One personal insight from failure

Yesterday I shared my recent struggle with failure and my associated sensitivity to others’ success (embarrassing to admit).  It really got me thinking that this is similar to many conflicts we face in life. 

Nearly every conflict we experience in life is because of our current circumstances, perspective and the associated mental messages passing through our minds. Many of the disagreements we have with others and the dislike we sometimes feel towards others is really more about us than anything someone else has said or done. 

While it is vulnerable and sometimes emotional, sitting still with our thoughts and being authentic and honest with ourselves can sometimes be the quickest path to clarity and resolution.  

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P.S. In full disclosure, I have not yet figured out a solution to my current failure.  I suppose that leads to a second lesson: sometimes answers are less than instantaneous so keep moving forward.  One step will lead to the next.