“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Margaret Thatcher Good morning! I love Thatcher’s quote, because it reminds me that things rarely go “as planned” the first time around, regardless if the challenge is about personal change, career, family, our homes or some other area.
In a society that places emphasis on perfection, we often don’t give ourselves enough leeway to “find our answers.” Instead, when we make a plan and it doesn’t work, we jump ship, forgetting the wisdom in Thatcher’s words: “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Each time we go through an experience, even if it doesn’t turn out as we planned, we gain knowledge for the next time around. That knowledge is what builds success. Success and happiness aren’t built by “getting lucky on the first try,” but by the wisdom gained from standing back up and trying again, after we fail.
Your Turn: What area of your life is calling you to get back up and try again?
Today’s Affirmation: Just as much joy can be found in the second or third attempt as the first.