A Friend last week in Meeting said this: "The only real failure is if you don't pick yourself up and try again."
It's simple. It may even (to some) seem obvious. But it struck me very powerfully when she said it.
We have choices. We can let the world easily defeat us, or we can choose not to let the world easily defeat us. Lack of success at one time is only a real failure if we choose to let that one moment of not succeeding be the last moment we ever try.
5 years ago