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The Power of Failure

How would you define “failure?”  How would you define “success?”

Failure, to me, is success in disguise.

Failure is a process.  Process is a journey — where I learn and grow.  Failures are pathways to success. Success, on the other hand, is merely a goal — a destination.  Once attained, it vanishes — poof!

Society should see “failure” in a different light.  Failure builds resilience.  Failure builds empathy.  Failure builds character.  Failure is BEAUTIFUL!

Countless failures have taught me to see reality from the eyes of others.  Countless failures have taught me, I fail only when I fail to try.  Countless failures have helped me define success under my own terms.  Success, for me, is not about status and stuff.

Success is about reaching out and connecting with others.

Society’s “success” turns people into product-oriented robots. We stop caring about ourselves and others.  We lose our humanity because we’re no longer concerned about our journey, only our destination.  We’re always in a hurry to beat others to the goal.

I’m not into lonely success.  It’s life definitely not worth living.  I’m simply taking up space in the world of the living dead.

Failures have taught me to embrace and love life; to accept myself and others just the way we are.  I owe my life to my failures; not to my successes.  Failure restored my humanity.  Failure gave me back my life.

I believe in the power of failure.  I believe in the power of love.

December 7, 2008 - Posted by | Attitude, Compassion, Mind, Spirit, Success | , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I absolutely agree with you 100%! I have lived long enough to realize and look back. Some of the things I thought were so terrible and such examples of failure, were not at all. I was ashamed at the time. However, I can now say with so much pride and confidence, these “FAILURES” were nothing more than life lessons. They allowed me to gather my thoughts, take action, and move forward. That doesn’t sound like failure to me!


    Comment by Sheree | December 8, 2008 | Reply

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