Saturday, March 04, 2006 

The word is Failure!

Failure P) Pronunciation Key (flyr)
  1. The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends: the failure of an experiment.
  2. One that fails: a failure at one's career.
  3. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short: a crop failure.
  4. A cessation of proper functioning or performance: a power failure.
  5. Nonperformance of what is requested or expected; omission: failure to report a change of address.
  6. The act or fact of failing to pass a course, test, or assignment.
  7. A decline in strength or effectiveness.
  8. The act or fact of becoming bankrupt or insolvent.
I've been thinking about this word a lot lately. What makes a failure? Lack of motivation or knowledge? Lack of resources or effectiveness? What about unrealistic expectations? If you tried and didn't succeed does that make you a failure?

Why are we so hard on ourselves? Is it because we expect to hit a home run every time at bat? Is it because we deserve to see the scale move if we have put in the work? Have we become so tainted with success that anything less is failure?

I have to ask myself why am I emotionally bankrupt over a temporary setback? It's not that I don't know what to do. I just need to pick myself up and keep on keeping on. Persistence will pay off. I will get to the goal. It may take longer than what I anticipated but the journey is life and the detours only add to the scenery. Don't mind me.....I'm just fine. I'll keep on dancing, even if the music is only in my head.


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