Day 105: SUCCESS AND FAILURE! I am sharing a quote today from BrainyQuote that reads, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts,” by Winston Churchill. I love this photo, even though I did not shoot it, because it describes what I feel success is.
Success is like reaching that summit. Life is full of “reaching summits” of success and “landing in pits” of failure. If we keep this in mind and do not quit while we are in those “pits” and keep plugging away each day we can look forward to more “reaching summit” days!
As the quote says success is not final, so we are not to assume that once we have achieved success that we can sit back and watch things happen. It takes constant work every day. This reminds me of the race between the turtle and the hare. In this race the hare is fast, cocky and assumes he will win, so he wastes time and loafs around during the race. While the turtle is steady and slow but keeps plugging along during the race and ultimately wins!
When we think about failure, we think we have lost. We have not lost, we have just suffered a setback. Remember that failure is not fatal, so that means we are still alive, still in the game. I think that failure becomes an opportunity for us to learn what it is that did not work and to not do it again. Through preparation, hard work and determination we are equipped to conquer the next summit.
We need to be armed with the courage to continue just like that turtle in the race, with steadiness, persistence and stubbornness if we are to have any chance of success!
So the moral of the story is that steady and slow really can win the race and to never never never give up!
I would love to hear your stories of success and failure. What is your story?
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