Itís not possible to live life without failing somewhere along
Remember that it took Thomas Edison 10,000 failures before he
created the light bulb. Thatís what I call persistence.
We come into
this world with few skills and little knowledge and learn by
trial and error. We try, we fail, and we adjust and try again
and so on until we reach, or at least come close to the desired
objective. This is the way a baby learns to crawl and walk, how
a child learns to ride a bike or fly a kite.
success depends on how you view your mistakes and failures. No
one would consider a babyís unsuccessful attempt to stand or
walk a failure yet we are quick to judge our own mistakes.
embrace and learn from our mistakes and failures we are able to
move forward. Embracing our mistakes and failures allows us to
try again, to continue despite mistakes and failures until we
achieve the result we want.
Sadly, society has conditioned us to be embarrassed by our
failures and not to admit them, sometimes even to ourselves. Our
fear of failure is one of our greatest de-motivators and stops
many of us from achieving our greatest potential. How often do
we hear: ďI couldnít do
that or I
could have done that a few years ago but not now?Ē
In reality fear of failure stops the attempt.
This little poem might help you view failures differently.
Failure doesnít mean youíre a failure, it does mean you havenít
Failure doesnít mean you havenít accomplished something, it does
mean you have learned something.
Failure doesnít mean youíve been a fool, it does mean you have a
lot of faith.
Failure doesnít mean youíve been disgraced, it does mean you
were willing to try.
Failure doesnít mean you don't have it, it does mean you have to
do something in a different way.
Failure doesnít mean youíre inferior, it does mean youíre not
Failure doesnít mean youíve wasted your time, it does mean you
have a reason to start fresh.
Failure doesnít mean you should give up, it does mean you should
Failure doesnít mean youíll never make it, it does mean it will
take a little longer.
Have a good
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