I’ve often heard people say when they failed to meet their goals that meant they were a failure. Feeling like a failure, they believed they were broken and needed to be fixed. Somehow, they needed to alter themselves, take the right pill, find the right diagnosis… something, in order to be not broken. They needed to be fixed.
I don’t believe I’m a failure nor can I be broken. My bones can break (and I’ve broken a few). I may not reach the goal in a specific period of time, but I become a failure. I believe I’m not broken, and I’m not a failure.
So often, we identify with a description or label. This limits our thinking and beliefs.