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"I failed? Thank you"

... PING!

How was your month? How many Lightbulb Moments did you get to experience? I'd like to share my biggest one with you.

This is the month of being Thankful, I am sure you have all read enough about being thankful for all those little things or the people in our lives that we sometimes take for granted.

But how about being thankful for the failures that we can't forget? Those mistakes, faux pas, screw ups and disasters that we may have faced this year or some time in the past?

Have you ever met someone who just seems to be able to see the silver lining in every situation? It can feel frustrating and a little bit annoying that they are always so bright and cheerful no matter what happens. But, you know what? How wonderful would it be to be able to look back and say "because this happened, I am now able to.." or "this situation challenged me to achieve...". They are my favorite things to be thankful for. And we don't need to wait for a specific time of the year to do that, although it is nice to be reminded to look back.

I have definitely made some mistakes in my life, and all of those changed my life and the direction I was taking, for the better. It didn't feel like it at the time, but when I reflect, I wouldn't have changed a thing. Life is about learning, seeing things as the are and let the experience grow you. Turn on that lightbulb in your mind.

I challenge you to go back over those things that rocked you, and that's hard sometimes to go back, but do it. How did that difficult situation put you on the next path and what did you get from the experience?

Writing these newsletters has giving me an experience this year that I had been shying away from for a long time. And every time I do one, I learn something new. Was this one interesting enough? What could I share this time?

What do you think? Feedback is one great way to learn from things that didn't go so well, so I'm putting it out there.. what didn't you like?

I hope you all had a very thankful month and didn't experience too many failures, but those that did happen, provided you with some real treats.


Thanks for reading, I hope this has given you some things to think about and you have some of your own Lightbulb Moments.

I'd love to hear about them.

If you would like some help experiencing them, I'd love to help.

Please share this with anyone you know who loves experiencing Lightbulb Moments.

Enjoy the Ping!

Viki Johnston


Be thankful for failure!

Viki Johnston, a Brit who has recently moved to Southern California with her family, is a self-confessed learning junkie. Having flunked out of school at 17, she spent the next 30 (cough) years trying to figure out why learning stuff is so hard. She made it her mission to help others believe in their abilities and achieve more than they thought possible. Now through her coaching and business focused training she helps others to experience the "light bulb moment" and strive to greatness.
Her heroes are Sir Richard Branson and Brené Brown for their inspiration, and her Husband, whom without she would never have been able to live a life full of her own "light bulb moments".


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