In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.Miguel de Cervantes
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.Michael Jordan
The Philosopher’s Corner
Don’t Fear the F!!!
Today’s inspiration comes from my two son’s. Yesterday, my oldest got stuck in a conundrum. He was being too hard on himself for failure. No he didn’t get the F. But on a grammar lesson, if you missed one, you had to do three more questions in order to learn the construct. I saw my youngest son at that time playing Fortnite, just being in essence as it relates to the concept of win or lose. Don’t get me wrong, he hates to lose, but at 6 years of age, he is much more patient with this concept then the 10 year old who is well indoctrinated by this idea of right v. wrong, A v. F, and all the other paradoxes life affords us. I told my oldest the quote above… after showing him a video of the true success this man achieved just by believing in himself.
The moral of this story… We indoctrinate children to fear the F. However, the greatest minds and success stories that have ever walked this Earth have all failed, and failed more times than they have succeeded. However, it is in that one success, that the secret to their journey finds its foundation. It is built upon learning from the F, not fearing it.
The only failure in life is a lesson not learned for its inherent value.
Prayers and blessings for you… all my readers. Believe… Achieve… Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams.