In her first interview with 60 minute’s Mike Wallace, Oprah said these words, “I am not defined by a show. I think we are defined by the way we treat ourselves and other people.”
This was an interview with Oprah discussing her show that would later shape generations. When you take on a challenge, do not let yourself be defined by whether you succeed or fail. Who is it to judge you? This weekend I learned that lesson in humility. I was so focused in finishing my race, I missed the last turn and entered the finish line backward. For I split second I felt like a failure. I was almost ready to break down in tears thinking I had wasted all my training to finish backwards. My husband told me to give my head a shake that I ran my half-marathon and met my goal. He then told me I could cross the finish line as many times as I wanted. I swallowed my pride, picked up my youngest daughter and finished with her.
You are the only one who can judge yourself. Do not try to judge others as you do not know their whole story.