Failure Is Not A Tattoo

Failure is not a Tattoo

Posted On June 1, 2023

Whenever you’re transitioning in life there are two feelings that always arise. One is the fear of “what if” this new path will not work out and the other is the excitement of the new venture you’re undertaking. In both these feelings, they are always present the deceitful saboteurs who delay our progress.

Have you ever felt this way before?

I have felt this so many times and I’m sure you have experienced this too before. Have you ever wanted to do something so much however your inner self-talk took you on a different tangent? Yes, your inner saboteurs were louder than your purpose and passion! You’re not alone in this challenge and I know that when we have to make a decision in life, we have a tendency to make excuses and choose the easier route. It’s super natural.

And this is why is so important to dive deep into the recurring “fear” that you might feel and shift that disempowering belief into a positive gift or opportunity even if you fail at it. Wouldn’t it be better to have tried and failed than never have experienced it before?

“Better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all.” ~ Sean-Paul Thomas, The Universe Doesn’t Do Second Chances

“It’s better to have tried and failed than to live life wondering what would’ve happened if I had tried” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

The moment you embrace “failure” as a bump on the road, and have the courage to dust yourself off and do it again with a different perspective, the quicker you will be able to move toward your goals and what you truly want to achieve. I love this quote that I’ve known for years and use on myself often, “Failure is not a tattoo, it’s just a bruise”. 
Every time I feel a bit discouraged or something is not going my way, I think about this statement and suddenly it becomes clear that whatever I’m not succeeding at the moment shall pass and it’s not going to mark me forever, it will only bruise me. And the solution for our “bruises” is healing with compassion and forgiveness.
Having failed in life a few times gave me an opportunity to learn from my mistakes and do better and better next time around. However, I also know that the only person do something about my failures, is myself. Nobody else is going to do it for me. So once I became aware of my inner saboteurs and learned how to accept them and intercept them, I started to feel a wave of inner peace and stop being so hard on myself.

I elaborate more on this in my interview with JP Horgan and where I speak from the heart about what is really stopping us from reaching our fullest potential.

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Jp Horgan is a Human Transformation coach; unbounding boundaries for coaches, individuals, and businesses. As a Certified Life and Business coach, with a specialization in positive psychology, Jp is an expert at installing empowering habits and a magic mindset to gain personal mastery over the body, mind, and spirit.

As the owner of the Next Steps Academy and The phase 4 podcast; what we focus on expands, Jp offers a judgment free, safe and secure space for purging old patterns through consciousness engineering, habit transformation, and introspection. As an established coach, facilitator and mentor; Jp brings a curious, educational style, inspiring all those who receive the love and support he offers to his tribe.

With a plethora of signature tools such as The N-90 Protocol and My5, and a lifetime of previous work experience in all levels; government, non-profit, private, and family-owned sectors, Jp understands that every path is unique therefore the Next Steps are different for everyone.

The Truth About Your Inner Saboteurs

Within each of us, there exists a pesky presence of saboteurs that relentlessly feed us deceitful lies, making us doubt every step we take in life. But fear not, as a PQ Mental Fitness Coach, I am here to guide you towards awareness, interception, and empowerment in the face of these challenges.

Did you know that even these saboteurs harbour incredible underlying strengths? Take, for instance, the Pleaser Saboteur, whose boundless love and generosity allow you to provide others with invaluable wisdom. Your emotional intelligence and deep connection to your audience’s desires and needs are truly a superpower.

Similarly, the Hyper-Vigilant possesses an extraordinary sensitivity and awareness of risks, not just to oneself but also to others and institutions. This keen sense of discernment prevents you from taking unnecessary risks and ensures the overall effectiveness of your endeavours. Recognizing the risks of inaction is a powerful trait to possess.

Are you curious to identify your own saboteurs and learn how to intercept them? I extend to you an invitation to join my transformative virtual retreat, “Ditch Your Doubts & Propel Your Business Vision.” In this retreat, you will have the opportunity to assess your saboteurs and acquire practical tools to keep your self-doubt and self-talk in check.

Remember this: failure is not a permanent mark upon your being, but merely a passing bruise that heals with time.

Embrace the truth that there are always gifts and opportunities awaiting you on the other side of your mistakes. By releasing the grip on what once was, you open yourself up to the boundless possibilities of what could be.

So, my friend, let us embark on this empowering journey together. Shed the shackles of self-doubt and step into a realm where your true potential shines brightly. The path to greatness awaits, and I am here to support you every step of the way.



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Written by Sofia Pacifico Reis

At 28 years old, she packed her bag and flew to the UK, leaving behind family and friends and everything she knew. Adjusting to a new culture, she’s made her way up the corporate ladder where she navigated through unknown situations never losing faith and track of her dreams and desires. Always dreaming about having her own business ever since she was a teenager…but when at corporate the comfortable “safety net” prevailed and her passionate dream got forgotten. Something was always missing…Sofia hated the way corporate treated people – like numbers… The more she saw these things the more she knew she wanted to experience more control over her destiny and her desire to own her own business grew year on year… Until the day she couldn’t take it anymore and she fired her boss! – penned her resignation letter and walked out. Through troubled waters, she remained strong, learning how to unleash her unique POWER and now she mentors and coaches other Entrepreneurs on how to implement a system that helps leverage your time, build your signature membership site programs in line with their highest vision! They become visible online with confidence, they love achieving their desired income without all the tech frustrations because her team do it all for them! She works with aspiring coaching entrepreneurs who feel ready to become their own boss fearlessly.

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