Success and Failure

Success: The favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.

That is the definition of it. However, we all have different view points of actually being successful. You can look at someone and see that they have a good paying job, their own place, a long-term partner, a vehicle – and immediately think “They are successful”. But that very same person may not feel as if they have achieved success. You may look at someone who lives in an apartment with one or multiple roommates, single, has a part time job, and think that they aren’t on the ladder to success. But that person may feel successful. The point being, you never know where someone has been to be able to judge them on whether or not they have achieved their goals. It all begins with what they started out with. Why do we pass judgement on the success – or lack thereof – of others? Shouldn’t we be focusing on our own endeavors? What do we need to do to be able to enrich our own lives? What do we require to be able to feel and be successful? And shouldn’t we be supportive of the people that try and fail, repeatedly? Maybe they’re lacking the drive and will power. Or maybe – just maybe – it’s not that they are lacking anything. Maybe some things don’t come to those who wait. Or to those who know failure better than anything else. Which leads me to my biggest question of all….

Is failure better than not trying at all?

-B

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