“A failure is a man who blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
Many today misunderstand the word failure in the game of life. There is a big difference between failing (a miss at a target) and a failure (a never do well, a complete nuisance). Failure is not a percentage of a test result (40% – pass mark). Failure is not avoidable, it is an event; it is not an enemy, it is not a stigma, it is not final!
Failure is a process, it is conceived in the heart and not outside. It is internal and not external. You are the only person who can really label what you do a failure. Tell yourself – ‘I’m not a failure’ as many times over untill it becomes you!
“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” ~ Henry C. Link
To achieve your dreams, you must embrace adversity and make failing a regular part of your life. If you’re not failing, you’re probably not really moving forward. It is better to fail in doing something than to excel at doing nothing. A flawed diamond is more valuable than a perfect brick. People who have no failures also have few victories.
Psychologist Dr. Joyce asserts, “The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.”
People are most times training for success when they should be training for failure! This is because failure is far more common than success; poverty is more prevalent than wealth and disappointment more normal than achievement.
“Failure isn’t so bad if it doesn’t attack the heart. Success is all right if it doesn’t go to the head.” ~ Grantland Rice
We truly fail only when we do not learn from an experience. The decision is up to you. You can choose to turn a failure into a hitching post or a guide post. The same failure that caused some to breakdown, made some to breakthrough. If you repeatedly use your failure as a springboard to success, then failure will evolve its full beauty in you!
…but there is a spirit in man and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding… ~ His Word
Credits: Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell