In the world of personal motivation, failure must be understood in order that we can truly appreciate success. Fear of loss moves people to action. Fear of failure can cripple them. As we progress through our career paths, the idea is to get the success stories to outnumber the failures… and when that starts to occur on a regular basis, we very rapidly discover that success will simply not tolerate failures. And conversely, failure will not tolerate success.
Once you get on the right track, you need to be careful not to derail. And there are other considerations too. As the great American philosopher Will Rogers left us with a thought that applies here. He said, “Even if you are on the right track, if you sit down, you might get run over.” There’s some truth in them there words.
The bigger question is not whether you have failed or succeeded, but whether or not you are content with success or failure. A simple question begging for an answer is what feels better to you?
Every day of our life, we win some and lose some. It is the smart person who learns from them both. It is the even smarter person who comes to realize that in life… as in sports, it is a good thing sometimes to lose a few games early… it saves you from the immense pressure of trying to go undefeated.