“I would have succeeded if it weren’t for _____”
Ever heard someone say–or caught yourself saying–this sentence?
Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith of the Agape International Spiritual Center in LA has a new word for us to learn: “Kenshō”.
Let’s compare it to “Failure”:
- Kenshō: “Growth from temporary setbacks.” Here we experience a trial, problem, or unexpected challenge, that becomes a learning experience that makes us stronger.
- Failure: “Accepting the setback as ‘the end’.” Here we experience that same trial, problem, or unexpected challenge, but consider it to be a sign that we should give up trying.
Next time you’re hit with a setback, ask yourself: is this an opportunity for Kenshō?