Thankful for failure, struggle, sadness…:
It’s a little late for a Thanksgiving post, but as my sister used to say, whatev’s, because there are some good points here. There are a few things we are typically thankful for: family, good health, a roof over our heads, etc; but there are less glamorous things in life that we should also observe.
John Maxwell argues in Failing Forward that failure is (an often necessary) part of the process toward success. Likewise feeling vulnerable or taking a risk isn’t comfortable, but that’s where real growth occurs. The writer of this article points out that sadness indicates that you actually care about something. Often these uncomfortable things are avoided, but they help us improve and grow.
Here’s the list from the article:
- This moment