Failure = Longterm Success

In life, not everyone gets to experience such a colorful bicep! It’s just like me to have what my surgeon referred to as, “Oh that’s one of the worst bruises I’ve seen post shoulder surgery.” Go big or go home, right? Ha.

As I always reiterate, God is good. Biopsy on the mysterious mass came back non cancerous. Results indicate that it’s an internal neurofibroma. Doctor is sending me to a pulmonologist and they will review my case now, and then in three months, I’ll have another CT Scan and see if there’s growth. If there is, then we’ll discuss possible removal at that point. I feel blessed to have felt the comfort of all my prayer warriors over this course of unknowing. Thank you!

So now that I have that obstacle behind me, it’s time to start crushing some 2019 goalz and armed for a while. I’m making sure to “go forth” with some killer leg, ab, and right arm workouts. I love that this me, verses four-years-ago me, no longer gets frustrated to the point that I want to give up. How cool is it to be an adult and realize that obstacles are just that, a temporary setback, and not the end of the world? Isn’t it awesome to grow up and gain wisdom? I think back to all those times during my youth or young adulthood when I failed at something or thought that because something didn’t go my way, it meant that the universe was against me. What an “ah-ha” moment of maturity when we understand that we are responsible for our reaction and our response to less than desirable situations.

The greatest of the greatest initially faced oppressive adversity and failure - some dozens of times - before they were able to reap the rewards of their hard work and talent. Imagine if Walt Disney had given up after he was fired from a newspaper for “lack of imagination”? Or David Goggins had surrendered during Hell Week? Or all those people who would have miss out on “...and you get a car, and you get a car...” had Oprah given up post losing her first anchor job for being “too emotionally invested in her stories”? Or Micheal Jordan who didn’t even make his high school basketball team his sophomore year? Or The Rock (had to mention my celebrity boyfriend‍) if he’d have thrown in the towel when an injury ended his college football career? Or the paramount of ALL perseverance: Jesus? My point being, if approached with the right attitude, all failures are simply milestones to success.

Here it is, a week plus into 2019, and I can already tell that this year is going to be great...period! Happy Thursday peeps. May your goalz and gainz be evident and you mindset invictus!

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