Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street (Zig Ziglar).  Many people (myself included) have quit in the face of a failure as if that was the end of it.  It really wasn’t the end–it was only an out of the way path which could have still led to ultimate success.  The difference between succeeding and failing is the willingness to keep trying.  As long was we don’t give up we have not failed–we are just still in the process of succeeding.  Learning from failure can led to improvements and knowledge that will ultimately unlock the door to accomplishment.  Very few things are accomplished on the first attempt.  Most things do take practice and some trial and error learning. I am the master of trial and error learning as it seems much of my lessons have been learned the hard way.  While I do admit I’ve given up prematurely on some things, I have also persevered on others.  My string of failed relationships is proof of my optimism, hope, and willingness to keep trying!  I wish I did not have to learn so much the hard way but I can say I don’t give up too easily on some things.  On the other hand fear of failure probably has stopped me from risking in some ways or areas.  A willingness to fail is crucial to maximizing opportunity and potential.  In the words of The Magic School Bus:  “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy”.  D. Webb April 2017.The Magic School Bus

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