Thank you for making the past two years amazing.
Tomorrow marks the two year anniversary of me starting this blog. I realize that most of you reading this haven’t been here that long. One of my favorite parts of doing this is welcoming new members to the community every day.
Every year, I revisit my inaugural post, entitled Beginnings (Or…The Declarations of a Failure). It’s an important exercise for me to look back to how it all began and to reconsider my original thoughts. After all, our greatest lessons in life come from studying our past.
Two years ago tomorrow, I launched my blog for that very reason. To learn from my own past and to share my life, my failures, my successes, my heartaches, and triumphs with others. They are all a part of my learning.
I originally declared, as you will read below, that “I am a failure.” I didn’t mean it in a “poor me” way, but rather an “I’m okay with that” way. However, I’ve since learned that my declaration that “I am a failure,” was misguided. It was wrong.
I am not, nor will I ever be a failure. I am a world changer. I am a history maker. And so are you.
But my life is full of failings. And the great thing about present failure is that it leads to future success.
If you’re new here, the post below is how it started. This is what my blog is all about.
How it all began
I am a failure.
And I am not ashamed or discouraged by that fact. I recently learned the art of failing forward. I realized that my life is a textbook, a history book of its own. And much like we learn from studying the history of others, our greatest lessons come from studying our own history.