• DAJ

Failure Is Not Fatal

Updated: Mar 13, 2019

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

That is one of my son’s favorite quotes.

Since I feel like my resiliency skills have been kicking in I have been getting really excited about trying new things. I’ve had great success, and that has lead me to want to do more and try more, but yesterday I was hit with a big fat failure. It was a soul crushing failure! I was conked on the head with it. FAILURE!

I kept replaying it in my head. "Why did you leave your comfort zone? Why are you even trying new things?" As you can imagine, it spiraled from "why are you even doing any of this resiliency stuff?" to "you can’t do anything!" I think it took me the whole day to finally remember that failure isn’t fatal. Maybe there was something I could even learn from the experience. Maybe I could grow from it. Maybe it was even positive. I learned I needed to let the failure go!