Let’s face it! It’s happened to all of us. As a medium/psychic, we connect with a sitter expecting to do well, but sometimes we come out wondering what the h$@l happened. It’s painful. It downright hurts me to the core and at times makes me question everything. I hate it, but it happens, and often when we least want or expect it to happen.
Have you had this happen to you? If so, how does this failure affect you? What hurts the most and why?
For those who do this work, we understand that sometimes things are out of our control. We also understand that not always can we be the right psychic/medium for someone. There are many reasons why a reading may not turn out as we’d hoped. We all understand some aspects are simply out of our control, but there’s a bigger issue we need to consider: “How do we deal with that failure?”
For me, dealing with defeat/failure is really about discovering what I need to overcome in myself – not just as a medium, but as a person. I have to be honest, I have some pretty ugly thoughts when readings don’t go well. I love the victories and successes, but then find defeat shuts me down and creates so much doubt. As a result, I need to look how I must change and grow in order to overcome this. How can I rise above the event, find courage, confidence, faith, and perseverance?
So, I’m making this post for two reasons.
First, I believe all mediums/psychics fail (if I may use that word loosely, because sometimes a fail is not a fail). We spend so much time talking about how to develop our abilities and become good at what we do, but what about those times when things are less than stellar? We need to acknowledge that things happen and then we need to find the ability to overcome those times and turn them into successes.
Secondly, I believe that by being vulnerable about my own failures, I can make an honest statement that recognizes failure is a part of life – for everyone! Watching the Olympics last night, not one but two, high level athletes fell off their gymnastics apparatus. Was this a fail in their mind? Who knows how they labeled it? What matters isn’t the fail or the mistake, but rather what we do next.
So can you overcome your failures/defeats? What is that you need to learn in order to turn failure into success? How can we be honest about our failures and all learn together?
Thanks for reading!