IF WE FAIL BUT NOBODY ELSE IS AROUND TO SEE IT, DID WE REALLY FAIL? BY KATIE MARSH
While trying to write my failure resume and to brainstorm the big failures in my life, I found myself stumped. Yes, I could sit all day and write a list of tests I did poorly on, relationships that didn’t go how I had planned, jobs I was rejected from but still, here I am, living, breathing and moving on. We all make mistakes, we don’t always reach our goals but life goes on. So this has me thinking, what really is failure? Is failure something you are embarrassed to tell your parents about? Is failure when you feel someone else is doing better than you or failing less than you? Or is failing really all in how you think about and live with the consequences of the risks that you have or have not taken? To me, failure is when we look at ourselves and say that we failed. It is when we give up and when we start to worry about what other people are thinking. While failure can really suck sometimes, it is a part of life and at the end of the day, all that really matters is how we deal with it.