How Failures Can Help You Find Clarity

Scan 4I’m sitting in the hallway looking from left to right at the other petite model hopefuls. As I size up my competition, I’m excited at the possibilities that this new opportunity has to offer. Yet, I wonder if I’m as pretty or as tall as some of the others. My father has given me money for the application fee and I don’t want to disappoint him with one more failed attempt to be somebody.

Inside the studio, when it’s my turn, the stylist coldly gives me the once over look and sizes me up with her terse assessment of my potential, “Yeah, you look like a dancer, all hips and no boobs”.  All of a sudden, I’m feeling less than and starting to worry that I may have once again wasted someone else’s money.

I have a list of failures that’s a mile long.

Are you worrying too much about what others think of you?

Are you dabbling in the art of self-sabotage?

Or paying too much attention to the competition rather than working on your own gifts?

My brief sojourn into the modeling world wasn’t a total loss. I ended up making friends with the photographer who took the above photo. He and I ended up having a lot more in common with each other than me and the modeling agency management.

The ones who “get” you are out there waiting for you to share your gifts.

If you need clarity on finding out just what those gifts are, I’d love to talk to you.

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