There are two kinds of failure.
There is the failure that takes place when you try something new and don’t quite get it right. Or you take a risk to achieve great things and it doesn’t work out the first time.
And then there is the kind of Failure that takes place when you don’t try, don’t learn, don’t aspire, don’t work, don’t take risks and may I suggest, don’t live. When you reflect back on your life and have nothing to show for it.
The comedian Jim Carrey,in a commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management, had the following wisdom to share on failure:
“The decisions we make in this moment are based in either love or fear. So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never ask the universe for it.”
And then, drawing on his own personal experience, particularly as a child, he offers this advice:
“I learned many, many lessons from my father, but not least of which is that you can fail at something you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance doing what you love.”
You can settle for a life devoid of ‘Failure’ by not trying anything, achieving anything and becoming nothing.
We will all experience one of two things during our lifetime, failure or Failure.
Which one will you choose?