Friday, February 18, 2011

Big Fat Failure.

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Failure: Omission of occurrence or performance, a lack of success, a falling short, one that has failed. 
My  new and improved version of failure: A necessary condition for success, happiness, knowledge, and LIFE.
It's inevitable, everyone has failed. 
Everyone will fail multiple times in life. 

If you are one of those people who denies every personal failure, please take a moment to acknowledge that no one is perfect (I am aware it is hard for some, it takes me a while to realize and accept that it is OKAY for me to fail, to be imperfect). Contrary to what Webster may believe, I don't think failure is the absence of success. In fact, I think it is a crucial step towards success. We can't get anywhere, learn anything, achieve anything worth achieving, without learning from our mistakes. 

So take your mistakes and failures with a sense of pride. Be glad that you learned something valuable in life. Be thankful that failure makes you aware that being imperfect is perfectly acceptable. I encourage you to take a risk today- a risk that you would normally NEVER consider, a risk that will most likely end up in failure. And after you fail, smile, be glad. Surprise those around you with optimism, thankfulness, and gratitude. The Lord made us imperfect so we can learn under his great power and Love. He made us imperfect for a reason. Embrace it.

Props to my sister for the website with inspirational pictures :)

"To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy - to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!"
Jude 1:24-25



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