There Is No Failure Except In No Longer Trying

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To live your life really well is to expect failures. Because you can’t live your life without failing at something. You will. Failure is not about you; it is about growth. It is about life. It is about moving forward in life.

There is no defeat except from within…”- Elbert Green Hubbard

Failures are part of our lives. We can’t grow without them. When you fail at something you love, when you fail at something you don’t like, you must be careful how you interpret your failures. Don’t call yourself a failure. Don’t call yourself a loser. Because you are not. You are a winner. You are growing. The best way to approach your failures is to learn from them. Instead of calling yourself a loser, you can take action to change your situation. Use your power to move your life forward. Don’t let failure stop you from creating your life. Don’t doubt yourself. Believe that you have the power to do anything you set out to do. It is withing your power. You can achieve your dreams, if you believe in yourself.

There is no failure except in no longer trying.”– Elbert Green Hubbard

It is from your failures that you will learn more about your life. It is from your failures that you will learn more about how to succeed. It is from your failures that you will learn more about how to handle projects. You can learn a lot from your failures if you look at them differently. Failure is a learning time. It is a growing time. So, if you want to grow in your life, you must keep failing forward. In the words of Elbert Green Hubbard, “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” If you are going to do great things in your life, if you are going to succeed in your life, in your business, in your relationships, you must keep trying. You must never give up!

Don’t Let Life Discourage You

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Richard L. Evans said, “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”

You are probably saying to yourself, “I don’t know what to do now. I have tried everything, but nothing is working? Why me? Why are things not working for me? Other people are doing really well, but I am not? Why me?

It is okay to feel the way you are feeling right now. It is normal to feel like that. But don’t let life tell you what you cannot do. Don’t let life discourage you. All you need to do is to focus on your dreams.

The world is always going to tell you what you are not good at. But let me ask you a question. Do you know what you are good at? Do you know what you are not good at? If you know, life cannot tell you anything. It is what you tell yourself that really matters. Now, my friend, what are you telling yourself on a daily basis? Are you celebrating your life? Or are you criticizing your life? If you are criticizing your life, you need to change it. But if you are celebrating your life, according to Oprah Winfrey, “You will have more to celebrate.”

Your life is yours to live, not to endure.”

Do not challenge life. Just accept it. You cannot change life. But you can change yourself by focusing on what really counts. If spending time with your friends counts, do more of it. If taking your partner to a fine restaurant counts, do more of it. If reading a good book counts, read more books. Just do what counts.

Your life is yours to live, not to endure. You deserve to live your life the way you want it. Again, do not let life discourage you. Keep living, and keep moving forward, no matter what.