The Failure Myth

Have you ever heard someone say, “I don’t want to be a failure?”

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t get that. How can a human being be a failure?

The answer? They can’t. Projects can be failures. Recipes can be failures. That Pinterest party with the perfect dessert table and color-coordinated favors can be a failure. But people?

Nah-uh. Not in my book.

Take a look at how the dictionary defines failure:

failure [ feyl-yer ]


Many of you, I’m sure, have dreams and desires but the fear of failure is holding you back. You’re afraid you’ll try something and won’t succeed, and that everyone – yourself included – will think you’re a failure.

But here’s the thing. You probably will fail, and that’s a good thing! Failure is how we learn.

Take it from one of the best examples of endurance and success the world knows:

I never lose. I either win or learn.

-Nelson Mandela

True success comes to those who are determined to keep going, no matter what.  So whatever you’re trying to accomplish, be assured that you will have setbacks, falls,  and unexpected challenges.

But you, my friend, can never be a failure. ♥

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