Have you ever had a moment when you felt totally foolish? I think the answer is yes for majority for us if not all. Ironically when I googled for images for feeling foolish most quotes were related to relationship issues. Quotes about being done wrong in a relationship and/or unrequited love.
I wonder what it is about undesired outcomes within a relationship or a breakup that leaves most of us feeling foolish, sad, dejected, rejected, and even devastated. Even more so I wonder why we have so many regrets about the relationship after it’s said and done and tend to replay and rehash the negatives over and over again.
However, that’s not the reason I’m writing this post. I just thought it was interesting how many quotes popped up about feeling foolish as it relates to relationships. While on this note though, I just want to encourage any one who is coming off of a break up that the fastest way through it is to thank your way through it. Thank the person daily for all the good times, all the good qualities, any personal growth that they were a catalyst for, and any contributions they have made to your life.
All relationships will end either to death or one or both parties opt that the situation is no longer beneficial or they move on to someone else. Especially in the latter case resist the urge to go down the slippery slope of berating yourself and feeling foolish. Because what’s divinely yours you cannot lose. The quicker you give thanks, release, and forgive the quicker a new and better love can enter your life. You don’t need anyone to do anything differently to make you happy. Remember that you have always and always will hold the key to your own happiness and wellbeing.
Ok..now back to what my original intent was and now to make it brief too. Be okay with feeling foolish when you’re going for what you want in life because more than likely what you really really want out of life is going to cause you to move waaaaaaaay outside your comfort zone. It’s going to feel awkward, it’s going to feel unnatural, it’s going to leave you feeling uneasy.
The main thing is to keep going in spite of feeling foolish because small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. Your mind and body will correct and improve with each attempt and will endure more and more if you keep trying and keep going. Ralph Waldo Emerson says it best “That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.”
So whether it’s a breakup that makes you feel foolish, starting a new business, trying to lose weight, cultivating a new self-image, or whatever…the antidote to feeling foolish remains the same….If you persist, if you continue to try, if you continue to charge forward, you will succeed. KEEP GOING!