This is an awesome post composed by eof737 (some day I hope to hear the genesis of the nom de plume). I hope you enjoy reading it and viewing J K Rowling’s humorous and insightful commencement speech at Harvard. However, Ultimately I hope you will embrace failure not as an ending, but as part of the process of being successful.
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.” J.K. Rowling
What is our attitude towards failure? Have we recently failed at something and are still kicking ourself? Do we look around and wonder where we went wrong because everyone else is doing great? Do we avoid trying new things because we are afraid to fail? Regardless of how we answer the questions, the fact is that we have all failed or will fail at something and our attitude will be critical to the final outcome. If we fixate on what went wrong instead of resolving to correct our mistakes, we limit our chance at recovery. Some people view failure as a stepping stone and others see it as a stumbling block. Even if we have different definitions of what failure means, the one defining…
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