First Attempt In Learning
That’s where I am right now. And I’m ok with that.
If you’ve been following along you know I’m working my way through the 8 Elements program. This process is no joke – I often say that it feels like I’m getting my Masters Degree in bellydance. Going to Phase 1 was a big step for me because it represented really investing in myself as a dancer. Going to Phase 2 was a big step because it pushed me to the edges of my abilities and made me reach for more. Going to Phase 3 was a big step because it made me face my fears. And now, in order to finish Phase 3 and earn the Practitioner certification I’m getting the chance to accept failure as a necessary part of a growth process.
I’m GETTING the chance – for real, it feels like a gift.
I got the results today for my Practical exam – a test I worked on for 3 months. Daily practice for 3 months with a huge emphasis on what I considered to be the hard part of the test. Well, I passed the hard part and failed the other half. Yep – the focus and determination I had to nail the thing that was the biggest challenge for me 100% paid off (yay!) but the other half of the test suffered from that focus (boo!) and needs to be redone.
I am inspired by this taste of failure. I am thankful for it. I am ready for the experience to push me to the next level. And when I pass (WHEN, not if), it will feel so, so good.
Now, off to practice. Robyn Regehr Jersey