Disappointment or Inspiration?
Have you ever had the excitement of a new adventure and then boom – when it began you found yourself deflated and disappointed?
What did you do?
Did you walk away?
Or did you continue?
Here is my story, it is not a new one, I have played this role before, and each time I learn a little more.
I was asked to perform in a holiday show, yippee! I am all excited to find out what my roles will be, which songs will I sing and will I have a solo???
I receive my assignment; my solo is a rap song – a segment of “Monster”
No! I don’t rap! I don’t know this song.
Inside I felt like a spoiled brat stamping their feet in protest, but I just smiled and hid my disappointment.
Then I realized something, my desire to be in the show, to be part of the production, to be a part of the magic everyone around me was sharing went beyond my own selfish needs.
I decided I would learn that song and perform it with my all!
I arranged a private session with the director/producer to learn how best to perform this rap.
I practiced and practiced and practiced.
I embraced the character and the costume.
I learned that this was the perfect song for me.
I learned to stretch outside of my comfort zone.
I reflected to the other times I was “disappointed” in an assignment, what happened?
I stretched, I grew, I created success.
My message is clear, when disappointment arrives, rejoice!
Because success is just around the bend, and you must take the action to make it happen.
Be grateful for this gift.
A Fortunate Blessing.
That’s Fabulous Feng Shui!