Do not judge each day by whether it was good enough, whether it was successful. The day was as it was. It was neither good nor bad, for you do not know what things this day may have taught you that prepared you for what lies ahead.
Remember always that learning is as valuable as succeeding, and in many cases even more so. Remember too that a lesson is a valuable gift and that each apparently disadvantageous thing that happens to you can be turned to your advantage if you will step deeply enough into it to learn the lesson that it holds.
Often this learning happens so gradually that you are not even aware that you are climbing the mountain. You are aware only of the daily struggle, of the bleeding hands and slipping feet and have lost sight of the fact that you are progressing, that each day has brought progress. It may be that you have progressed little in the ways you had hoped to. It may be that you are climbing the mountain of knowledge and learning instead of the mountain of success—for now.
But the mountain of knowledge can lead to miracles, for when you reach the top, you may see that you do not need to climb the mountain of success you had previously yearned for, for it now appears small and unimportant. It may also be that while you were learning and growing daily in knowledge, you were simultaneously climbing another mountain of success, and that you will find yourself suddenly at the top of a new venture, the one where your creativity and knowledge have led you.
And it may also be that as you stand on the mountaintop, a breeze will come along and lift you, and suddenly you find that you are able to soar, flying easily to the tops of the highest peaks you have only dreamt of before, lifted on the wings of knowledge and experience, experience that could only be gained with bleeding hands and slipping feet, as you made your way up that first treacherous mountain face.
All of the climb is good. The only way to lose is to sit at the bottom staring at the mountain and not even giving it a try. The only way to fail is to quit.
Here is a little prayer for today
I embrace life and its challenges. I open myself to the learning that is there for me, to the experiences life brings, to the knowledge that is mine to gain.
I love my life, all of it. I love myself and know that I am fully capable of handling what comes my way.
I am power. I am love. I am joy. I am.