Triumphs and Failures


“The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.” -Roopleen

Well today we're eating savory pancakes for dinner. Today was crazy. So breakfast for dinner it is! So you guys bare with me. Thanks for being a part of my journey. When life gets in the way we must celebrate our triumphs over failures! 

Each day I try to focus on my glass being half full, but in life, things simply happen. Like most of us, it sometimes takes a jolt, for us to focus on our joy over or failures. I'm lucky to have Lifeship partners that pull me through. In all honesty, even keeping up with my daily routine can be a challenge. I can feel overwhelmed, and sometimes wonder if I'm relating to my audience. My entire purpose is to relay a good message in hopes it helps someone else in their life's journey.  

We all have experienced great triumphs and perhaps what we considered failures. From rejection to workplace screw-ups, everyone has experienced that all-too-familiar gut-wrenching numbness. Even small failures can stalk you like a dark cloud, causing others to question your abilities. Worse, it can seriously undermine your self-assurance.

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison before becoming the first President of South Africa to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. During his time in jail, he kept a scrap of paper in his cell that contained the words of a poem by William Ernest Henley, entitled “Invictus.” It ends with the famous lines, “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”

To make it through times of extreme adversity, you need to embody these words. Take responsibility for the results you create in your life, and keep agreements with yourself. They are at least as important as agreements with others.

Always show loyalty to yourself. Embrace your weaknesses and shortcomings, but work to turn them into strengths. You cannot control the negative opinions of people around you, but with self-acceptance, you can block out the noise.

Remember that you will not be able to make the climb back to the top alone. Assemble a stellar team, building Lifeships alone the way. 

So stand tall when you feel you're approaching your bottom, focus on the wise proverb “this too shall pass…” While it might not seem like it at the time, with taking responsibility, self-acceptance, and trust, you can overcome even your greatest failures.




  • 500 g norwegian salmon, skinned boned and flaked
  • 1 red chilli, whole
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 limes,zested and juiced
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 slices ciabatta, whizzed in a blender to form fine crumbs
  • 1 egg (was large now jumbo!)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Cos lettuce, roughly chopped
  • Asparagus, blanched and cut on the diagonal
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 5 g salt, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp caper berries, chopped
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Rainbow peppercorns, grated

1. Mix together the salmon, chilli, ginger, egg, salt and lime zest and juice. 

2. Shape into cakes and refrigerate for 10mins to firm up.

3. Remove from the fridge and dip into the beaten egg then roll in breadcrumbs and fry in hot olive oil until golden brown on both sides.

3. Serve hot with crunchy lettuce, asparagus & avocado salad.

4. To make the dressing, whisk together the salt, pepper, mustard, vinegar, olive oil & capers and drizzle over the salad. Finish off with freshly grated parmesan.

Article Credits: Forbes Recipe: Woolworths