Are You Failing Your Courses?

Have you ever noticed that you get the same experience over and over again, just with different people or even different circumstances? Sometimes these experiences are not even pleasant experiences. In situations like these, it is easy to believe that one may be cursed or just have bad luck or perhaps one is a magnet to those things. Have you ever considered that most likely this is occurring because you are actually failing your courses?

Yes, many times we fail many courses- the courses of life. You will forever be a student in the school called Life where every person you meet, every experience, every disappointment, every failure are your teachers. Many of them are great teachers, it’s just a matter of perspective.

I learned the hard way that indeed people do reflect the way we feel about ourselves. How so? Well, if you meet someone who mistreats you and you allow it, that person is teaching you that you need to learn to love yourself. The key phrase in the previous sentence is “you allow it”. This is because you don’t have to be a bad person for bad people to come into your life. Whether you have a good heart or not, you may encounter some people who are not nice, this is not a reflection of you at all. What DOES become a reflection of you is when you ALLOW them to treat you in a way you don’t deserve.

A bad experience can be a huge blessing and a preparation for bigger things that are yet to come. If an experience didn’t go the way you expected or hoped, you learning to see what went wrong and what you could have done different can help you understand what to do better the next time. When you think about what went wrong and what you could have done different, it is important that you do this without any judgement towards yourself. This is important because otherwise analyzing what went wrong and what you could have done differently can backfire you. It backfires you because you end up being hard on yourself.

A disappoint can be a real eye opener. It’s awful to go on in life with blindfolds on, not seeing what is in front of you. A disappointment prepares you for a bigger task and a bigger responsibility that may lie ahead. This is why disappointments can be true blessings.

A person you meet can teach you something you needed to learn or they can tell you something you needed to hear. Even someone that gets you on your nerves is teaching you something whether that be patience, how to mold yourself, teaching you to become more tough, etc. So learn to view even those you can’t stand as blessings because they too serve a purpose in your life. That is part of developing that mental and emotional agility that you need in life.

A failure shows you what went wrong and what to do differently next time. Failures are nothing to be ashamed of since they are a necessary component to life. Without it, you can’t learn to be humble, you don’t learn different ways of thinking or doing things and you just can’t grow as a person.

Once you learn a lesson, you will notice that life will test you to see if you passed the test. How do these tests look like? Well, the same situation will most likely come back again and that is the time to show what you have learned. Once you pass the test, you will notice that you won’t be repeating the same people nor scenario because you truly have learned your lesson.

You will always be given lessons and well, if you don’t learn the lesson right and pass the test, you will just be repeating the same course, over and over again with different people, different circumstances but the result is the same. So I encourage you to think about the following: what is one lesson that you are being pushed to learn? Are you meeting the same kinds of people over and over again? If so, what are you meant to learn? In what ways do you still have to grow? I guarantee you that if you master the lesson and pass the test, you won’t find yourself repeating courses.

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The World Indeed Is a School Where The People You Meet And Your Experiences Are Your Teachers

The older I’m getting, the more I realize that even after graduating from college, we never stop being students. We are forever growing and learning from this school called Life. There are still so many lessons that we must learn that we can only learn through either other people or our experiences and unless we master and learn those lessons, we’ll just keep repeating that class, over and over again until we learn.

How many of you have been through the same pain, over and over again? I know I have and for certain things, still do. Have you ever wondered why you keep going through the same thing over and over again just with different people? When faced with situations like these, ask yourself, what is the lesson behind what is happening? Is there something that you are meant to be learning that you are missing? In what way can you grow and become a better person because of this experience or person? If this person caused (or what you perceived that this person caused you) a very emotional response in you, the lesson is even more important and profound. It is actually more essential for you to find out what this lesson is so that you can move on and be a better version of yourself.

I’m truly a believer that if you allow yourself, every person and experience can mold you and shape you into a better version of you the way that you are meant to be. No experience needs to knock you down to the point of not being able to get up. On the contrary, the experiences that provoke the highest and strongest emotions for you can be what provides a turning point in your life towards a better direction.

Indeed the world is a school where everyone you meet and your experiences are your teachers and it is best for your overall well-being that you become open to those lessons and willing to being a better version of yourself.