My First Blog Post: Lessons From A Successful Failure
“Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.”
– Winston Churchill
Hello, I am Ebony N. Stroder also known as E.Styles. Welcome to my first blog post on my new site. Here you can expect me to share my thoughts on the beauty industry, entrepenuership, goal setting, womanhood, and just the pursuit of it all! I am pretty much a free spirit and depending on the day my thoughts vary. I promise to keep you entertained, enlightened, but most of all inspired and encouraged.
I’ve blogged before on my Salon website back in 2012. I stopped honestly, because it was totally chaotic and disorganized.
I had no idea what I was doing. I just knew I enjoyed writing, and I knew there had to be a better way than what I had going on. You see, I have no problem with stopping something if it is not flowing.
I’m a libra (for those of you that are into the Zodiac. I find it interesting and a lot of it fits my personally) I will forever be on a life long journey of peace, balance and order. I personally don’t feel like you are a quitter if you choose to take a pause to better the cause. Some people prefer to continue in the midst of it all and press through it. I don’t knock them. The way MY humility is set up, (*inserts Kevin Hart voice) I prefer to humble myself before I am humbled. This does not mean I think others are less humble than I am. I just prefer to try to prevent chaos in my life, instead of curing the chaos later, if that makes sense. The truth is we all will need to walk instead of run at some point. Some may believe that it may make you weak to slow down. In my opinion, I believe just the opposite. Knowing when to slow down or stop, builds your strength. It gives you endurance and longevity, as long as you stay determined. The race was not given to the swift nor the strong, but the one who endures until the end.
A great percentage of my life is summed up in a multitude of what some may call failures. Depending on who you ask and their perspective of me, they may say in some areas of my life, I have failed…..And I have. In my greatest failures, I have eventually gained success. For example: I started a college degree in journalism in the year 2001. I dropped out of college to pursue a career as a cosmetologist and esthetician because I loved it. 14 years later, I am now a licensed hair stylist/salon owner, and a published author. I would like to believe, that I have obtained some levels of success. It’s not always about how you start, but how you finish. Here are 5 lessons I have learned as a successful failure. Feel free to comment subscribe, comment, and share with your friends on your social media of this helps you!