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Saturday, September 3, 2011
What is failure?
Is it the habitual activity of human minds to continuously believe that they have lost? Or is it the voice in your subconscious mind convincing you that the journey you left for has been in vain? Too often the human mind starts believing that it is constricted behind walls and imprisoned with no way out. Too often it forgets that these walls are but an illusion provided by the society, to test you to your limits, to see whether you have strength enough to break them down merely by will power. Too often it loses hope and becomes delusional about the limits of its perseverance, determination, bliss and ignorance. Too often it becomes attuned to hearing others’ voices over their own heart’s unique melodies.
Food for thought:
·Failure is an event, never a person. ~William D. Brown, Welcome Stress!
·There is no failure except in no longer trying. ~Elbert Hubbard
·I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ~Thomas Edison
·Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford
·A man may fall many times, but he won't be a failure until he says that someone pushed him. ~Elmer G. Letterman
·Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, "I have failed three times," and what happens when he says, "I am a failure." ~S.I. Hayakawa
·Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~Henry Ford
·Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure. ~Kenneth Boudling
So why, then, does the human mind always find some way to link everything to failure? I find it a strange abnormality that even the strongest of humans become victims of so called ‘failures’ and lose the will to go on again; to stand up again and continue trying until they succeed. After all, isn’t this little journey of setbacks and hitting the road again, called life?
Life. A four letter word with the most comprehensive meanings and explanations. However, my motto about life is but one: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing, so why not live it to the fullest and make it to the point where we can look back with pride on the obstacles we crossed and the journeys we completed, that eventually molded us into successful beings, fearless of the word ‘failure’.