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Monday Musings…

“Failure is just another way to learn
how to do something right.”
Marian Wright Edelman

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I think all successful people would agree with this quote.  Edison didn’t get the light bulb to work on the first try and Bell had to try many times before he could talk to someone on a phone.  I am very thankful that they were not defeated by failure.  I don’t understand how their inventions work but I am very happy they persevered.  Life would be very different and probably very difficult if successful people saw failure as final.

It isn’t easy to admit there has been a failure especially when the same failure occurs over and over.  It is easy to give up and say, “I can’t”. But that is the real failure. Sure, sometimes I have given up and felt sorry for myself, felt stupid, and gone to bed in tears. But the morning always comes, the tears are gone, I remember that I am not stupid and feeling sorry for myself is a waste of time. So, I get up determined to try again and again and again and again until I have figured out what needs to be done, how to do it, and get it done. There are also mornings when I realize that what I want isn’t the best for me (or anyone else) and it’s time to do something different.  I don’t think that is failing. I believe it is another aspect of learning and part of life. 

Though I haven’t done anything great for humanity, I have learned a lot from my failures and on occasion have been able to help others with my lessons.  That in itself is worth the effort to succeed.

9 thoughts on “Monday Musings…

  1. Failure is a great teacher. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou

    1. Ms. Angelou was a wise woman. She was (and continues to be) an Encourager. We need to remember that defeat is not a failure just another teacher of the lessons of life.

  2. So agree Patricia, learning is living, and what we unfortunately label as failure is simply more opportunity to learn, finding our growing edge.

    1. We do tend to label people as one thing or another and that is unfortunate…for the ones being labeled and for those doing the labeling. It is restrictive and often difficult to undo.

  3. Failure can make succeeding even more delightful. I’ve failed many times, but I never give up. We do learn from our failures.

    I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Patricia. ♥

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