Failure Is Not A Disgrace

Picture 7We live in a competitive world that measure success by winner and losers, and insists that every victory creates a loss of equal dimension. If one person wins, it seems logical that someone else must lose.

In reality, the only competition that matters is the one in which you compete with yourself.

When your standard performance is based on being the best you can be- for yourself- you will never lose. You will only improve.

Practice reviewing your performance from time to time. When you fall short, assess the situation and ask yourself. ” Is there anything I would or could have done to change the outcome?”

If the answer is “no” if you are satisfied that you have done your best, do not waste time reliving the past.

Simply learn what you can from the experience, and then get into action. If you consistently do your best, your temporary failures will take care of themselves.

Failure is not a disgrace if you have sincerely done your best.

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  1. John Ikeda

    22. Nov, 2009

    I enjoyed this post a lot. Thanks for the simple but effective reminder.

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  2. Ayesha farooq [M,G]

    19. May, 2014

    I agree with you guys really

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  3. maryam

    19. May, 2015

    Good …well done…this is really a nice post…!

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