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Week 37, Volume 37

The Principles of Failure

The words spoken by J.K Rowling hopefully will resonate with each of us: “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all. In which case, you have failed by default.”

No one likes to fail, it can be painful. No one I know purposefully goes into any endeavor with the goal to fail. It can be a major setback. No one wants to fail, it simply sucks! But failing is what we need. Failing has the tendency to teach us lessons about ourselves, our inner drive or complacency to overcome. Failure is our ability to rebound after a major setback, about capacity to grit it out and know that success is right on the other side of failure. John C Maxwell once said: “Without failure there is no achievement.” Failure also referred to as the great teacher, can make one resilient, durable and unfluctuating mentally.

But, please realize as Erin Cummings once said “that at the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And, the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.”