Looking at failure squarely

Failure does not equal defeat; they are two separate things. Failure is a part of every life; everyone fails at times. Defeat is when you don’t rebound, but instead allow failure to turn what could be a successful life into a wasted one through self-pity and fear of the opinions of men. Feelings of inferiority are Satan’s attempts to deny the power of God within you.

One good thing about failure is that you appreciate the victory all the more.It’s not the failing that counts, but what you do with it. No one has ever made a discovery, won a victory, or had a breakthrough without first experiencing some failures, yet refusing to let those failures defeat them.

Failing is often God’s way of helping you to zero in on His highest and best. As your own programs crumble into dust, He’s right there with a new blueprint for something much better.

You can fail many times—in different things—and you will. But you’re not a failure as long as you keep getting up and trying again. Always remember that there’s a difference between failure,   —which happens many times in our lives, and being a failure  —which only happens if we decide to give up and quit.

There’s a big difference between saying “I fail” and “I’m a failure.” There’s no disgrace in saying the first—which is just a fact of life—but you should never say “I’m a failure” unless you’ve decided to give up. No one is a failure who can truly say, “I have done my best.”

Quote: “I am not an elephant but a horse, for I get up instantly when I fall.”Rajinikanth, Actor


About John Parankimalil

John Parankimalil, SDB, M.A. (English), M.Ed, Ph.D (Education), popularly known as P.D. Johny is a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He is presently the Rector and Principal of Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya and Director of Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura. He received the 1st Computer Literacy Excellence Award from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the President of India in August 2002 and the Guruvar Best Teacher Award from Shri Kapil Sibal, HRD Union Minister in 2009. He was formerly Principal of St Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong and National President of All India Association of Catholic Schools (AINACS), New Delhi and the Charter President of Rotary Club of Orchid City, Shillong. He has authored several books. He is an Eduationist, Story-Teller and Leadership Trainer. He conducts seminars for Principals, Teachers, Students and Parents. His popular books include, He Can Who Thinks He Can (Macmillan), An Elocution Manual (Orient Longman), Progressive Parenting (Unicorn), Inspirational Stories for Purposeful Living (Babhani) The Way to Success and Happiness (Savio), How to Win Over Your Problems (Babhani), The Secrets of High Achievers (Babhani).
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