I have no idea what sent me down this line of thinking yesterday but I was contemplating how people react to failing.
There are people who just do. They don’t really think about success or failure before they try something, they just do it and wait to see what happens.
There are also people who are so crippled by the fear of failing at something that they are unable to try unless they are forced.
Then there is me. I assume that anything I do or try will be fine. Normally I think this is a healthy attitude. I am reasonable intelligent so generally I know my limits and don’t do a lot of things that I know I can not do. However, recently I keep doing things and failing. What I realized is that my ego has gotten so big that when I fail at something I attempt, or don’t win something I want, I am surprised. If I buy a lottery ticket I just assume I will win and am all shocked when I don’t. How weird is that?
So now I am working on making sure I don’t quit trying at things that I have failed at. Sounds simple, right?