By E. Bright
When you fail, you should be happy. I know people will scream out loud when they read that. Yes, you should be happy because God has given you the opportunity to fail and start again. Not many people have that golden opportunity. You should also be happy when you fail because you now have the time to reflect, learn more about yourself and your situation, and to start again. Thomas Edison started again. Henry Ford started again. Bill Gates started again. So, you can start again.
Real people are not afraid to fail. In short, they love it. They welcome it. They learn from it. They sleep with it. They teach it.
Successful people, many of whom we celebrate today, have failed countless times. Do they see it as failure? Or did they see it as a way to learn and move on? They see it as learning opportunities. They see as ways to learn more, prepare more, and go for what they want one more time.
Does it make them look or sound stupid? No. Does it make them hopeless? No. It makes them look and sound smart.
If you think because you have failed at something once that you are a failure, then without a doubt, you are. You are what you think you are. If you fail, accept what happen and move on. Don’t dwell on the negative things, dwell on the positive things. Dwell on how you can move forward. Accept your mistakes, learn from your mistakes, and move on. Don’t let them bring you down. You are bigger and better than that. Don’t let it affect your self-esteem. If you do, you will pay a stiff price for it.
Your future is brighter than your yesterday. Don’t let your mess from yesterday mess up your today. Today is yours to enjoy, not yours to regret. Don’t mess up your today with your past mistakes. They are your past mistakes, not your current mistakes, not your future mistakes. Why bother? Past mistakes are your past mistakes, and they will never be your current or future mistakes.
Because of your past mistakes, don’t believe you cannot succeed, you can succeed.
No matter how hard, don’t quit. If you quit once, you will quit again. Don’t be a quitter, right?