Failure? Never Heard of It.

Today’s quote comes via the blogging community:

Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks. ~ Dottie Walters

I think it takes some time to develop this attitude. Seems like you need a few decades under your belt to accumulate enough failures temporary setbacks to see they’re really not that big of a deal.

When you face that first big failure, it’s all-consuming. It’s a little like your first crush as a teenager, the weight of it is both crushing and all-consuming. But then, the next one come along, and you start to get a little perspective on the whole thing

“The next what?” you may ask. The next anything. Life isn’t just one thing, it’s a great variety of people and experiences and places. So if you’re in the middle of a “setback,” keep pushing on.

There’s a lot more life yet to be lived, and honestly there are some more setbacks on the way. But there’s a lot of great things on the way, too. And those let you see failure in its proper size and scope. It’s just another thing that happens, don’t let it (or any one event) define you. Life is more than just one thing, and so are you.