What’s Failure?


“Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison, inventor



According to dictionary.com, failure is an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. The campaign was a failure. (2) Failure is a nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: A failure to do what one has promised; a failure to appear.

Staring at a gorgeous sunset in the heartland of nowhere special, I reflected on my lives, Chuck and Charles. I chuckled as the Sun winked at me before it said goodnight. My life is a perfect tapestry of chaos and surprise. I’m a survivor of warlike personal evolution and transformation. The majestic beauty that swept in unannounced at my ugliest hours, the soaring cries of my personal fight song rescuing me from moments of anguish have fortified my spirit from the penetration of failure’s attacks. I believe accepting failure is the last and worse decision anyone could make before facing death. Even in death, people should never accept failure. Continue reading What’s Failure?