Posts Tagged ‘Failure’

Because Stories About Failing Aren’t Nearly As Popular

January 12, 2022

Arguably the worst misconception fiction gives us is the misconception that “taking the chance” is the same thing as succeeding.

Saying This Got Me High-Fived

October 12, 2021

Last night L’s Mother’s dinner experiment didn’t go well. All of us, and especially L’s Mother, agreed this one was a “meh.”

“I have the ingredients to make more,” she told me without enthusiasm, “but I know you’re not exactly dying to eat this again.”

“Let me put it this way,” I replied. “While killing someone would be excessive, I would gleefully stub someone else’s toe to never have to eat that again.”

That’s Just The Way It Is, And That’s Okay

August 19, 2021

While some may believe otherwise, none of us have total control over events in our lives. While you can heavily slant the odds in your favor, there is nothing you can do to guarantee that you’ll have a good harvest.

But there’s a lot of things you can do to guarantee that you won’t.

I’m Trying To Rest Today . . . And Failing

June 17, 2021

For what it’s worth, the day is less gloomy today and so am I, so here’s a more “neutral” thought for today:

When did I get so bad at goofing off? I used to be really, really good at it!

I Feel Bad For The Dogs, But Better About Myself

July 23, 2019

The other day I read that search and rescue dogs have been known to become depressed when they fail to find people¬†even if there are no people to find and their “failure” is no fault of theirs.

Somehow the world made a little more sense to me after learning that.

I’m Going To Start Doing This Too

May 2, 2017

My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.

Sara Blakely

Because There’s Probably Something, Even If It’s Only “I Should Have Tried A Different Approach”

April 7, 2017

When you’re presenting¬†people with a list of reasons why you didn’t succeed at something, you should probably include at least one thing that you could have done differently that would have made a difference.