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The little things… day 18

FAILURE

If you’re doing your best, you’re not failing.  You only fail if you quit or don’t even try at all because you were too scared to fail. ~ Christine Sternfels

I’m grateful for…
Lessons learned from the many, many failures I’ve succeeded in attaining.  Strength gained from pain I had to endure from all my failures.  Love and support my family continued to give in times of my lowest low.  Some wisdom from having to experience one failure after another.  A chance at a fresh start.

I’m letting go of…
Thinking that finishing last is failing.  Giving too much thought to what people might think if I failed.  Success is too far away because I’ve failed too much.  Being discouraged to get up every time I fall.  Giving in to defeat just because I had a weak moment.

Failure is something that happens, not you.  So get up, brush it off and start all over again… now.

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11 responses

  1. I really enjoyed reading this, I was feeling so low this morning after last night and your post lifted my spirits! Thank oyu for that…Peace, Jaz

    August 8, 2012 at 9:43 am

    • Thank you Jaz. I’m glad this made a difference to you, hope all is well and take care!

      August 8, 2012 at 10:52 am

  2. Reblogged this on jazfagan and commented:
    Thank you Christine!

    August 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

  3. Lorraine E. Castro

    What a great quote, Christine! We all fail at some of our ventures because the task of life is learning. As my mom always says, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

    August 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

    • “The task of life is learning”… I love that. So much makes more sense with those six words. I think i just had an aha moment. Thank you Lorraine!

      August 8, 2012 at 11:00 am

  4. it is all in our perspective isn’t it

    August 8, 2012 at 10:48 am

    • Yes, it makes all the difference.

      August 8, 2012 at 11:01 am

  5. Hello Christine,
    Great post! And such a wonderful quote – I love it! Thank you for sharing!

    August 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    • Thank you, glad you loved it. Have a great day!

      August 9, 2012 at 9:06 am

  6. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm!” Sir Winston Churchill

    “There are no failure as there are lessons to be learned.” BW Beacham

    Lovely post Christine!

    August 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    • Love those quotes. Sometimes my enthusiasm is the first to go until I’m reminded of what I was aiming for and why. Thank you for sharing these quotes. Have a beautiful day Mz. Babs!

      August 9, 2012 at 9:08 am

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