May 30, 2012

on failure.

Truth is, I've had this speech bookmarked for years. I'm sure you've heard it, in which case it's still worth a second listen — and if you haven't, well, you're in for a treat. Her words are packed with wisdom, so much so that I find myself watching it again and again. My favorite part?

"Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you failed by default."

I've had quite a few failure-turned-victory moments — have you? 
(And by the way, aren't those sort of the best?)


RetreatingAndAdvancing said... [Reply to comment]

She's wonderful!

Gabriela said... [Reply to comment]

I didn't know this speech and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is just...spetacular...

oheytheresienna said... [Reply to comment]

This post was exactly what I needed. It is always so easy to focus on trying to ALWAYS succeed, even if that means taking the easier path to do so. I needed this to remind me to TRY to take the harder path to follow my dreams.