Today's Transparent Topic: Dealing with Failure
This time last year, Bryn went out for Student Council. Three kids ran for 2 spots. Their classmates voted and this is how the class representatives were chosen. Bryn did not make it. There were lots of tears and feelings of rejection. It was brutal. My heart hurt so bad for her.
Fast forward to this year, yesterday, in fact. Bryn bravely got up in front of her class and once again, pleaded her case as to why she should be a class representative.
She got knocked down hard last year but that only made her fight harder this year. You know what else? She took it a lot more serious this year. She put more time into writing her speech. She made a cute t-shirt to help solicit votes. She didn't assume she was a shoe-in. She realized that if you want something bad enough, you have to put some hard work into your efforts.
She doesn't find out until Friday if she made it or not, but I'm so proud of her for not letting failure stop her. Oh yeah, and if she makes class representative, then she plans on running for President next! Shoot for the stars, babydoll!
If you're struggling with past failures getting in your way or keeping you from moving forward, I'd love to pray for you. God can help you remove any barriers! Leave a comment or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.