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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.

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In Other Words, failure is…

In Other Words

“Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.”
Jon Sinclair

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In Other Words

I am participating in the A to Z Challenge again.
In Other Words will be a part of my posts for A to Z.
Every day in April, except Sundays, will have a letter assigned
So here is the In Other Words prompt for this Wednesday


“Success is never permanent.  Failures are never final.
The only thing that counts is to never, ever give up.”

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Tuesday, little victories…

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There was a time when I was very hard on myself if I thought I failed something or someone.  I would really beat myself up!  Somehow, I had gotten the idea that if I made a mistake or failed that was the end, and once at that end, victory was impossible.  Where do these misbegotten ideas come from anyway?

Wherever they come from they need to be stomped on! Fast!  Everyone makes mistakes and sometimes fails to meet expectations.  But how we respond to our mistakes and failures determines whether we will be victorious in the end.  In any mistake or failure there are points of success.  What we learn through the experience, how we grow in it, how we allow it to mold us, is up to us.  Victory is learning and growing and becoming a better person.

The truth is we only fail when we let our mistakes stop us.  When we pick ourselves up and continue on we have a victory;  we have beaten back failure, we win.  Sometimes it is a little win.  But all those little wins, little victories, are rungs on the ladder of success.

I think we should recognize and celebrate all the little victories we have.  I think we should start today!