I have been thinking about the concept of failure that many people hold. That failure is when you try to do something and that something doesn’t happen. That’s it; you are done and need to move on to something else. You tried and you failed.
Think about what the world would be like if everyone really believed that. We would not have the light bulb, slavery might still exist and Kentucky Fried Chicken would not have graced the country with its finger licking good flavor.
The truth is that if you try and do something and that something doesn’t happen, you need to figure out what you can do differently and try again. If that new attempt does not produce the result you are looking for then you need to reassess. You need to learn from each event and move forward. You need to keep going!
Sometimes you need to reassess what you are striving for because your interests have changed during the process. Perhaps your goals do not truly match you as a person any longer. People change, what they want in life changes and that’s OK.
The most important thing is that you can only fail if you don’t try and keep trying. So remember you have not failed until you quit. If you never stop trying and never quit – Guess What – You Cannot Fail!