quote du jour ~l’engle – human beings are…

Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails, it’s dead. But we’re allowed to learn from our mistakes and from our failures. And that’s how I learn, by falling flat on my face and picking myself up and starting all over again.

~Madeleine L’Engle

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3 thoughts on “quote du jour ~l’engle – human beings are…

    • I’m glad the quote hits home for you. :-)

      I find that if you can learn something from each “failure” then it wasn’t a failure. Sometimes failures tell you what you need to work on, sometimes they tell show you how close you are to succeeding, and sometimes they might tell you that you need to turn and go in a different direction. The key is to look objectively at the failure and try to see what it’s trying to tell you. Failures can actually help you if you use what you learn from them.

      I think this quote by Michael Jordan helps put failure in perspective, too:

      “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

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