It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Chapter 9, Page17, Book 2011


Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

Which is better? 

Top answer: Trying and ending in failure is always better than not trying at all. You always learn more from your failures than you ever do from your successes

Failure is not fun. It diminishes our sense of self worth. It can make us want to withdraw from the society around us. It just plain hurts.  But it happens. Not just to some, but to all. Yes, even to the most successful people out there.  Fact of the matter is, successful individuals are usually those who learned how to use failure as a stepping stone to success

The choice is ours to make.  Do we try and fail or not try at all. The thought of trying something and falling short or failing seems scary.  We all worry about what other people think of us and to fail seems embarrassing.    If we let the fear of failure or embarrassment stand in our way it is going to be hard to achieve our dream life.

If you try you may just be on the most thrilling ride to amazing places you never dreamed you'd know. We all know that you cannot fall down unless you were standing up..   Failure is not falling down – it is not getting up again

I''ve learned that it is ok if you fall as long as you bounce back and that as long as you never rationalize being miserable, there’s a world of awesome waiting for you.  I try to take a few minutes to write down a series of things that I can start today and finish tomorrow, next week, next month, this year. One action today is nothing without another to follow.

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.

Have a SUPER Saturday everyone !  Be awesome - Fall UP!

'On Ya'-ma


Rose said...

Great Post!

I beleive we all have tried and failed at something sometime during our life.

Hopefully, we have learned from our failures.

Hugs, Rose

Buttercup said...

Sometimes it's a long bounce back, but otherwise I'd never try anything new. As I've gotten older I've become less afraid of failing. I've done it enough and I know not trying is more painful. Hope you're having a beautiful fall day!

Scrappy quilter said...

Another great post. I too believe it's best to try and possibly fail than do nothing at all. I've told my kids this many times. The best part of failing is getting up and trying again until we succeed. It's all a learning process. I've failed numerous times and yet through those failures have learnt so much. Hope you are having a wonderful Sat.

That corgi :) said...

I totally agree, Ma; it is okay to fail as long as we get up and try again and again and again. Each time we learn something from that failure, which might help us not fail again in the future. Kind of like mistakes; always good to learn from them too!

Have a great weekend!



I live by the motto that failure is not an option. If at first you don't succeed... try, try again. Have a GREAT day.

grammy said...

Yes...I like that attitude.
We were great at teaching our kids that...but do we use it as 'oldies' (o:

jack69 said...

Good stuff Ma (as usual). Thanks for all the hints and advice.
See you in a week, take care.
Sherry & Jack

Hollie said...

So true! I failed many times but continued to get up & try again!