On Failure

“Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.” Jules Renard

Sometimes failure is a feedback loop, you fail once and your failure follows you makes everything you do just a little bit harder. When this happens we sometimes over think the original mistake or even worse we become enmeshed thinking of all the mistakes we make. When this happens be glad when you have someone you trust who knows that this is just a growing pain and that things like these eventually makes us stronger better people. If you aren’t that lucky what happens? Well people advise you with cosmetic changes, or try to address the symptoms of the problem not really the problem which is that It is OK to fail, and that Failing is different than being a failure.

We are a failure if the mistakes we made didn’t help us grow but made us scared to live.

We are a failure if the mistakes we made only made us bitter people.

We are a failure if the mistakes we made helped started us stop believing in ourselves.

We are not a failure when we choose to learn.

We are not a failure when we choose to be thankful for what we have and have another go at things.

We are not a failure when we choose to live a life we will not regret.

A Life where we believe in ourselves and what our hands can do, our mids can imagine and our voices can say.

I must begin taking this advice.

“Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.”
Samuel McChord Crothers