Why Falling is Not Failing

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The sweetest victory is the one that’s most difficult.

The road of life is long, until you reach the end and look back, then it becomes surprisingly short.

You may even take a wrong turn, have to work backwards, until you find the path which is right for you.

To achieve your personal best, to reach unparalleled heights, to make the impossible possible, you can’t fear failure, you must think big, and you have to push yourself. When we think of people with this mindset, we imagine the daredevils, the pioneers, the inventors, the explorers: They embrace failure as a necessary step to unprecedented success.

No one likes to fail, and that makes perfect sense. Failure doesn’t feel good, and it usually costs us a sizable chunk of money, time, and dignity. On top of that, comebacks are exhausting.

Take the risky path because you know that you can always retrace your steps back to here, if you need to.

As Winston Churchill said, “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Staying still is where the poison can leech in and dismantle us, piece by piece.

“No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.” — Chad Harwick

I write about issues that are near and dear to my heart, with the hope that my stories, experiences, and struggles may empower others: amanlitt.ca

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