I’ve been spending the entire day, yesterday, trying to make a Newsletter work on a client website. When testing the subscription button, everything seemed to be working fine but I could never receive the activation email to confirm the subscription. Needless to say, it drained all my energy and I went straight to that dark place we go when we try so hard but nothing seems to work our way. Immediately my negative-self started bringing me down with words like “You’re not living your purpose, that’s why it’s not working. You don’t deserve to succeed. The Universe hates you and conspire in killing you.” While I find it quite absurd right now, I went to bed feeling devastated. I woke up this morning completely depressed and unmotivated. I managed to get out of bed and decided to give it another try. Still I couldn’t see the activation email in my inbox. After reading the documentation for a trillionth time and looking on forums for help, I suddenly thought : “Why don’t you look in your spams folder? Often times Newsletters we sign up for end up there.” I did. And guess what? All the test emails were there! I felt like an idiot because the solution was so simple. If only I would have looked at the problem from a different angle instead of loosing Faith and Hope, I probably would have solved it in no time. This got me thinking. Many of us give up because we think we are wrong. But in my situation, I wasn’t doing anything wrong. Everything was right. There was no bug. From a programming point of view, I wasn’t failing, but, from a spiritual and emotional angle, I was. Reason why I thought I was failing everywhere else. And all that only because I was failing at looking at the problem from a different angle.
Hopefully it speaks to you 😉
By the way, my client, AAILA Labs is a group of cognitive computer scientists working on bringing the world next generation true thinking artificial intelligence. I suggest to check their website and join the community on Facebook if the topic interests you.
I wish health, lots of healing, wealth, success, happiness, awareness, wisdom and love upon your soul.