You only fail if you fail to try.
You never fail unless you fail to try. Fear of failure often keeps people from pursuing their dreams. The “what ifs” can be dream killers. Trying something and not achieving the results that you wanted or anticipated is far from failure. This process is how we ultimately learn. Didn’t get the results you wanted? What did you learn from that experience? How does that information help you as you move forward? The most successful people in the world tried over and over and over again until they got what they wanted. If at first you don’t succeed, KEEP TRYING. You have new information to work with now, utilize it, learn from it, grow your process.
Watch this awesome speech J.K. Rowling gave to the graduates of Harvard in 2008 about how failure changed her life for the better.
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