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  1. I wish I could see failure in that way. To me, failure is terrifying. And while intellectually, I agree with every one of these statements, emotionally I will do anything (or nothing) rather than risk failure

  2. Sharon C. says:

    I grew up in an abusive home where perfection was expected. I don’t know why because my parents weren’t perfect. I always called myself a perfectionist in a flub body. I may have quit saying it but I still feel it. My dad was the follower of hit first and ask questions maybe later or not at all. Being the middle child I was left out of a lot of attention. My mom protecting my sister from my dad and my mom insisting my dad take the baby with him. No one wanted me. I grew up having my dad’s temper. All I ever wanted to be was a mom. I had a baby just so I would have something to love me and I could love. I married a man just like my dad. He hit our son a lot but he thought that was okay as long as he didn’t hit me. He verbally and mentally abused me. I must have abused my kids not realizing it because I was up at their Christian School as much as I they were. I did field trips, fund raisers, yearbook and everything else that needed done. I guess I needed to belong and they didn’t need me. My son wrote me a mommy dearest letter that hurt so bad. I confessed to them and said I was sorry but you can only say your sorry so many times. I’ll never have relationship with my granddaughter or my children. Like I said you can only say your sorry so many times. I had a surgery to lose weight that ruined my health and now I’m in constant pain and have trouble doing things are getting out. I used to volunteer to help people but had to quit that. The sad part is I’m still overweight. What to do?

  3. Terri Goehner says:

    Most appealing…Failure helps me learn. So true.

  4. Kim Bridgeman says:

    I just asked my 7 kindergarten students if it is better to try to do something and fail, or if it’s better to not try it so you don’t mess up. All 7 said you have to try, even if you mess up! ( I say it all the time, so I’m glad they are learning that!)

  5. Heather Donesky says:

    Oh, that commercial. So. Powerful.
    I think it is NEVER too late to be vulnerable. To admit mistakes. To apologize to your children for your mistakes. To praise or admire other peoples’ success. To step outside your comfort zone and do something that might embarrass you.
    May you and Daniel find peace and contentment on your journey.
    Loved this blog so much that I shared it with a bunch of girlfriends.