I would love to get to know you all more out there in the Mojito Mother community, mommy blogging community, family travel community, or whatever community you belong to.
So I am going to start a new segment called Thought of the Week.
Simply put, I will pose a question or idea for us all to think about. I will write my thoughts on the question in this post and you can write your thoughts in the comment box below.
That way we all get to learn more about each other, and at the same time, we might open our minds up to new ways of thinking. For this to work effectively, I need your participation by sharing yorur thoughts, and encouragiing others to do the same. We also all need to remember to respect each others opinion.
So here we go. First thought of the week:
Which is worse, failing, or never trying?
I had a conversation about this with a good friend of mine the other day who had somethign tragic happen in her life. I knew exactly what she was going through as I’d been there before. I knew exactly the feelings of shame and regret that overwhelmed her.
So, I said exactly to her what a good friend had said to me at the time I went through it.
So what, you failed. You took a risk, and it didn’t work. But, you can’t get rewards in life if you don’t take risks. This time you learn so it won’t happen again.
We were in the game, and so was my friend. We weren’t on teh couch waiting for things to happen, we were oout there makign them happen. You can’t have success without failure. If you never try, then you never learn, and you never have the chance to receive the rewards that may come should you win.
I’ve studied a lot of entrepreneurs and successful people and none of them have gotten to the level they have without failing. Imagine if Richard Branson, Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Barrack Obama never tried because they were afraid of failing.
I’ll leave you with one of my favourite videos from the great Michael Jordan. (After living near his college town and being married to Craig I have no other choice but to love this sporting legend.
What do you think about failing or never trying? Please share your thoughts and even your experiences of when you have failed or when you haven't tried.