The Key to Success?

People have, since the age of time, been searching for the key to success. Every key has been tried, seemingly, and none seem to fit into that age old door with the rusty lock. You can try all kinds of keys – self help books, motivational websites, education, but at the end of the day, there is only one key that will fit into that gap: Failure.

But for thousands of years, failure has been regarded as the worst possible thing a human being can experience. When a marriage breaks down, people look at it as being “tragic” and insist that if they had both tried just a little bit harder to get along for the kids’ sake, then everything would be OK. It’s these kind of people who are terrified of failure, and as a result, can’t better themselves. In life, it takes a stronger person to admit that they have failed at their task. They accept it, they evaluate their failure, and then they move on. They learn from their mistakes, and try again.

What the neigh-sayers constantly forget is that life experience is born in the icy depths of failure. When you fail your final exams, you learn a lesson: try a little bit harder the next time! Or even if you have a little bit too much to drink, and you end up vomiting all over the walls of your living room, don’t look at it as being something dreadful that you’ve done. Accept it. It’s happened. There’s no changing it, so learn from it. Don’t do it again!

It’s time we, as the human race, learned to embrace failure. Because you know what? We will all fail constantly throughout our lives. Yes, we will also succeed, but at the end of the day, nothing is as valuable as the lesson that failure presents.

5 comments on “The Key to Success?

  1. Wow inspirational words right there baby bro!! Sooo true!! X x x x You’re so optimistic! x x

  2. Patrick, you are like a guru! Your depth of insight is truly amazing!!

  3. I love it as always. You legend you

  4. Patrick, you have a refreshing outlook on life and an insight far beyond your years. Yes we should stop clubbing each other over the head and start to look at better ways of supporting and encouraging each through the maze of challenges and tests that life throws at us. I would recommend a great book by psychologist Stephen Pinker – The Better Angels of Our Nature. You have a kind nature and great future so embrace it!

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