What can we do to better our chances?
We all get knock backs, but how do you better your chances for the next time we strive to achieve a goal or dream?
Chances come and go. Getting told that you were “close but no cigar” is bound to upset anyone. However frustrating it is, we need to continue to charge forwards, one step at a time. The strength of the character we have inside rises up when we’re told no. Some get aggressive, some get creative & dig deeper. It’s this digging deeper aspect that I appreciate. When the going gets tough, the tough get going, as the song goes.
So, what can the cards advise us about bettering out chances?
Position 1: What might be tripping me up? – 3 of Arrows
Position 2: Why is it tripping me up? – 7 of Vessels
Position 3: How best can I jump this hurdle? – Page of Stones
3 of Arrows : your heart maybe wasn’t in the situation, to begin with. Whilst it looked good on paper, something rang true in the heart that caused a conflict. It’s not easy to put a finger on it, but the spark that she at the start was noticeable when it went out. Take heart, something will come to you that is better emotionally suited to you.
7 of Vessels : okay, so now you’re gutted and wishing you could go back to the moment the spark died. That’s not quite how it works, you do need to mourn, work out why & say goodbye to it. That might sound daft but look at the image. It’s time to say goodbye & move on, lesson having been learnt.
Page of Stones : This card is the quiet one in the corner, watching everything going on around them. This lynx is the quiet, observant big cat. Pay attention to what is going on physically around you. Careful consideration will redress any balance that a lack of forethought has caused. It’s time to redress the balance, keep things down to earth and factual, not virtual.
You can’t change the past, so don’t try. Just let it go, and no, you don’t have to be Elsa! Hanging onto the “what did I do wrong” thoughts just implies that you DID do something wrong. You probably didn’t do anything wrong, the emotional connection between you just wasn’t there, for some reason. So, onwards. Watch out for that in interviews, try to adjust your responses to suit. Let the emotional attachment go so you don’t have it hanging around your neck during your next interview / chance / opportunity. Be yourself: everyone else is taken!