Our culture is obsessed with the pursuit of “success” as well as its more deadly (to personal growth) counterpart: the avoidance of failure. However, failure is only failure if a lesson isn’t learned and you go on to make the same mistake again, and again, and again. Failure is PROGRESS if you learn from it, and ultimately, continued progress leads you to complete your goals (aka: success.) This wonderful bit of literature from Portia Nelson sums this idea up poetically and succinctly.


Autobiography in Five Short Chapters: http://www.doorway-to-self-esteem.com/autobiography-in-five-short-chapters.html