Saturday, April 21, 2012

How to fail successfully

When things aren't going my way, I tend to attribute it to some personality flaw on my part. It's as if I believe that there's something innate in me that prevents me from getting what I want. This is a mistake. This is just my ego trying to soothe itself by absorbing all of the blame. I know this, but I still keep falling into the same pattern. So I'm making this post to remind myself. Like Barry Corbin says in No Country For Old Men: "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

1 comment:

Tracie said...

This is true. Austin has this issue. Everything is always his fault, which just isn't true. Sometimes things just happen. Not everything is directly tied to our actions or inactions.