Phenomenal Friday: Failure, The Undesirable Thing That Leads To Success


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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston S. Churchill

The best way to learn how to succeed is learning how to fail and accepting the fact that failure is a part of life, it’s not karma making her rounds, it doesn’t mean that you are not worthy of it or that you are worthless. Many fail because they see it as an end to their dreams. The finish line to their goals. People who learn to grow from their unsuccessful attempts surpasses those who don’t because people who fail gain wisdom along the way. They learn what works and what doesn’t, they become hardened to everything life’s challenges.

Thomas Edison often said that he “failed his way to success,” because every time he tried something that didn’t work brought him closer to his goal. In his failure, he found what worked and what didn’t work. His strength was in his confidence and creativity that was undiminished by the setbacks and his unsuccessful attempts. Accepting trial and error is an essential strategy for accomplishing your goals by helping you reject the paradigm of failure.

The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” ~Thomas Watson

Failure is never a desirable thing. No one sets out to intentionally fail at anything, personally, I’ve always hated the notion of failure but have accepted that it’s inevitable and therefore, changing my attitude towards it was useful in pursuing my goals. I know that if I failed, it’s due to the fact that I’ve stopped trying not because my goals were worthless.

This is my submission to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday   series, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on  Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth.

~Happy Friday

@Etta  D. Richards

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3 comments on “Phenomenal Friday: Failure, The Undesirable Thing That Leads To Success

  1. Beautiful – and so true that we learn from our mistakes. One of the great teachings from John-Roger is to have a learning orientation — and this is what I see you writing! You are amazing, Etta D, and so full of wisdom. It takes a lot of courage to keep trying, and I see you do this again and again with grace and elegance.

    Thank you for sharing this for #ForgivingFridays. What an inspiration for my readers! I’ll highlight it in my next Friday post either this week or next week.

    Much love to you, Etta. ❤
    Debbie

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