I have failed at many things in my life. I failed to be better than a B student in high school, although I’m quite sure now I could have done better. I failed to graduate college because I was a spoiled little girl who lacked discipline and focus. I have failed at several websites and blogs.
The one thing all failures have in common is that they are opportunities in disguise.
The last few months I have failed to practice discipline in my blogging, and I have failed to be focused in my marketing efforts. The result, not surprisingly, is that I’m not where I want to be financially.
Failure as a Teacher
The one thing most if not all successful people have in common is that at some point in their lives they have failed.
We aren’t born knowing how to walk or to ride a bicycle. In both cases, we have to fall.
Many writers have experienced failure before success. This is how we learn. This is how we figure out exactly where our strengths lie…it’s how we figure out if we need to change our strategy.
The moment that you want to quit could be five minutes before the miracle.
Or it could simply be an indication that something needs to change.
It’s only in continuing to persist; to keep picking yourself up and brushing yourself off, that there is hope to eventually succeed.
In the end, failure is the greatest teacher that we have.
The Joy of Starting Over
When a person fails, there is only one thing to do.
I checked my pulse and I’m still alive. That means, as Led Zeppelin said:
“There is still time to change the road you’re on.”
Failing up to now doesn’t mean failing permanently.
There is still time.
As Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”