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F Word We Fear


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.

Be encouraged!

Mirth and Motivation

โ€œIt is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.โ€ 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.ย  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 definingโ€ฆ

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8 thoughts on “F Word We Fear

  1. Thank you for the reblog and for letting me know about Aisha’s speech on TED. Much appreciated!
    Peace! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Not a problem…always glad to add knowledge.

      BTW…where did the nom de plume come from?…if you don’t mind revealing.

      Be encouraged!

      • Oh right! ๐Ÿ˜† eof are my initials and because I’ve always been interested in aeronautics/aviation/flying, I chose the 737 as my favorite model because according to, it has a top five safety record; not counting the 717 and newer 777. Now you know one of my casual, fun hobbies/ areas of interest. Perhaps, in another lifetime, I’d have studied aeronautical engineering. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Excellent…I like the idea of the 737 having such a great safety record…does this keep you from ditching your blog and it going up in flames…I’ve thought of doing that to mine sometimes…I stand in complete awe of these people who have blogged for ten years or more.

        Be encouraged!

      • Perhaps… I’m also in awe of the long haulers in the blogosphere. TY! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thanks for sharing
    Enjoyed this
    All the best and be encouraged!

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