I don’t believe all we label as failure is actually failure. I believe in experiences that teach.
It’s when we don’t allow experience to teach, exhort and encourage that we get into trouble. For if we don’t glean something of value from each experience, we are doomed to repeat a mistake.
It’s a succession of these repeats that I believe leads to a real failure. To me, real failure is a sum a bad equations that can go nowhere. We don’t fail in the events in our lives – not if we learn from them and embrace that learning. But when we don’t take personal accountability and learn from the events (equations), the incorrect sum of each one piles up into inevitable failure.
This doesn’t have to happen – but it occasionally does. And when it does, lump the whole thing together, call it an experience, and take personal accountability to learn something.
A wise man was asked the secret to his success.
He said two words … Right decisions.
How are right decisions made?
One word … Experience.
How did you get experience?
Two words … Wrong decisions.