Saturday, February 12, 2011

Do Not Be Discouraged By Failure

Do not be discouraged by a failure. This can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success. Inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly what is true; every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down. I cannot give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.


  1. I'm a people-pleaser. I've always sought the approval of others and it's something that I have to work on everyday. Since I've been diagnosed and now recognize my limits, it's become easier to say no. Over-commitment to things was always something that eventually lead to an episode. The stress it caused was too much. It's taken a toll on my life to realize this but now that I do life is much easier. Therapy has helped with this as well. I think knowing your limits goes hand-in-hand with failure or a lack thereof. :)

  2. Hi Angela... For coming to my Blog with your comments.
    You are taking the challenge of commitment to "Self." And learning from your mistakes. I like to share with you this quote....

    Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
    Carl Sandburg

    Keep "positive" ...Dr Fred

  3. Thank you Dr Fred. Time to take the wheel and then drive off and "Everything will be fine.".
    Love you....