Posted by Dr. Patrice Smith

"Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere." ~Barack Obama~

Failure is inevitable if we are to succeed. Unfortunately, many people do not know how to overcome it when it occurs. The ability to overcome these failures is what sets successful individuals apart from mediocre ones. When this happens, and it will - rise up and learn to move on! Never regret anything for, no matter how you think of it- you have spent your time wisely. The regret lies not in doing but in not doing. After all, a life spent making mistakes is more honorable than a life spent doing nothing.
We should also realize and accept that failure is there to bring you wisdom (much like hind sight is 20/20 vision). With each failure, wisdom is gained and hence brings you closer to success. Though failure brings you wisdom, how much wisdom is gained depends on your ability to harvest from it. Take the opportunity to learn from it. This way you will not end up making the same mistakes twice. Hold stead fast, believe in yourself and your dreams for you never know how close you are to the top. Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Remain enthusiastic. Keep your confidence levels high. Keep dreaming BIG! and most importantly never, ever give up!


  1. Unknown said...

    Never Give Up, Never Surrender, but choose your battles wisely. Repeat the steps that worked and modify or change the ones that didn't. If you had done everything right and still failed, march on and do it again different venue different time of day. Perseverance, Persistence and Patience will lead you through all obstacles but one should alway be Prepared, Purposeful and Poised for the ones that knock up down and be Prompt, Adaptive, Smart and Supplanting in getting up (PASS).

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