Hey, Everyone! It’s Me! Ellis! And today’s kinda a crummy day, but it’s kinda not. It’s a long story, and I don’t want to bore you, but you’re here anyway reading this so I should just get on with it instead of being a dumbbutt. It all has to do with failure……Wait one second. My friend just told me, and that friend is me, that I shouldn’t call myself a dumbbutt and my friend/me is right. Does that ever happen to you? Where you say bad things to yourself when you shouldn’t? It’s the crummiest, and I’m trying to do less and less of it these days, but it’s soooooooooo hard. I don’t even have a butt, so that’s the dumbest thing about that self-hating word too.
Now, where was I? Hmmmmmmm…….. Failure! On my planet, I must have mentioned to you before that I was a laborer and that’s all I was ever told I could be or what I was good at. Crummy, I know. So when I got to earth, I had all of these opportunities to have a job doing whatever it was my heart desired. And I always wanted to run my own business by selling things, like funny and inspirational t-shirts and stuff like that. But the one problem was that I didn’t know anything about business, selling things, clothing, being funny or inspirational. And this became a problem…….kinda.
The first problem was that for me to learn all of these things, I needed to get a job, so I had a roof over my head and food to eat. So the people at Massive Phobia, specifically Laurel Leaside, were really sweet to me, and they hired me to be her assistant. She’s pretty cool, and she didn’t tell me to write that either!
Now onto problem number two, learning all these new things and having no free time is really crummy. I’m tired a lot, but it’s what I need to do, or none of my dreams will come true. However, when you’re low on energy, and you’re also a beginner at all of these things and when you have low self-esteem about being smart and things like that, floating above water seems like an impossibility.
I’ve been told that I wasn’t smart almost all my life which is the crummiest thing ever, so I’ve become afraid of failure. That means that I was so afraid to fail, that when I started to try and be an entrepreneur on earth, I wouldn’t even start at all. I was all talk. How crazy does that sound? I know I’m not the only one that’s done this either. Then, when I finally did start doing something, as soon as something got in my way, I’d break down and stop. Talk about being a dumbbutt crum-bum! Geez, there I go again. Stop that Ellis right now!!
Things like this went on for a very long time, and then one day, Laurel Leaside could feel that I was having a bad day and asked me what was wrong. I told her that I made some t-shirt designs and that everything went wrong. I didn’t think about the cost of shipping, and I was losing money on every shirt, and the world was falling apart, and that I was a crum-bum, and that I didn’t want to do this anymore, and that I should have stayed a laborer, and that’s all I’ll that I’ll ever be. A crummy crum-bum dumbbutt of a laborer with no brain. And then I cried. And then Laurel Leaside gave me a big hug and asked me the simplest of all questions, which was ‘What did you learn?’
And I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ And then she repeated herself. ‘What did you learn?’ And that’s when my whole crummy world started to change into one with much less crumminess, well, at least for the time being.
I never realized that I had actually learned anything. So then I started going back in time and relived all of my failures, so it took awhile, like a long while, and I started to write down all of the things I learned. Then I began to see that all of the stuff I learned wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t fail. And that’s when I realized that failure is actually a good thing and that you learn the most from your mistakes. And then you also learn about adversity and what you’re made of, and I’m finding out that I’m pretty made of Plecca, which on my planet is pretty much the toughest material out there. So, I’m pretty darn tough.
So yeah, failure is an option. And I got that whole shipping thing worked out too. And my first design is really cool, and it isn’t crummy, and I think you should buy one too. Was that too forward? Okay, buy one if you want. No pressure. I won’t think you’re crummy if you don’t, but it would be really cool if you did. Just sayin.
Here’s a link, just in case. CLICK HERE!
If you or a loved one you know battles with Trust, Self Esteem, Anxiety, Depression or any other Mental Health Issues like our beloved Ellis, please do get the help you need. If you need to talk to someone now, you can talk to one of the many fantastic therapists at Better Help by CLICKING HERE.
This post was created with the help of Grammarly.