Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GET OVER IT by Brenda Whiteside

I'm not one to worry too much about failure. That moment, that hour, even that day, I might scream or cry or feel dismally imperfect. But once the sun sets and the night absorbs the frustration, the sunrise brings on a new beginning. I took to heart a saying from the sixties - today is the first day of the rest of your life.

There was one year...I got myself into a funk thinking about the things I should've accomplished and hadn't...by the ripe old age of thirty. I laugh at myself now to think of the depression I allowed myself because I'd not done what I thought I should've by my thirtieth birthday. All those years ahead of me to keep on keeping, and I wanted to call myself an abject failure. But I got over it.

I'm not saying don't look back, but don't do it with regret or with the idea of embracing failures. If you can look at the supposed failure and gain something from it, then you're a success. Another cliche from a recent song I totally love is - breathe in, breathe out, move on. Get the idea?

The only true failure is to do nothing at all. So, as my daddy used to say, "do something even if it's wrong."

I'll end with one more favorite line from an Eagle's song: "Get over it!"

By the way, the first book in my romantic suspense Love and Murder series, releases May 2. I'm jazzed.



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15 comments:

Diane Burton said...

So right, Brenda. Letting go is hard but so essential to achieving what you want. Great post.

Brenda Whiteside said...

Thanks, Diane.

Melissa Snark said...

Great advice, Brenda!

rozdennyfox said...

Sage advice, and love all of those song bites. Roz

Brenda Whiteside said...

Thanks, Melissa and Roz.

Jannine Gallant said...

There must be so many cliches about moving on and getting over it because THAT'S WHAT WE SHOULD DO! May is coming right up! Good luck with the release.

Margo Hoornstra said...

We're only failures if we think we are. Love the encouragement. Thank you.

Alison Henderson said...

This is my mantra too, and IT WORKS!

Brenda Whiteside said...

So true, Jannine. Thanks, Margo and Alison.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Well said, Brenda! Good luck with your release!

Brenda Whiteside said...

Thanks, Rolynn!

Barbara White Daille said...

Good post, Brenda!

All those cliches have become keepers for a reason.

Barbara

Brenda Whiteside said...

You're right, Barbara!

Alicia Dean said...

Very well put. If we wallow in the past, we'll never move forward. Thanks for the reminder!

Brenda Whiteside said...


Glad you enjoyed, Alicia.