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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Failure IS An Option...

KD Sarge has an amazing post called Failure IS An Option. Love it!

And I agree 100%. Life is about choices. It's about choosing what you want to happen. No one will hand you the world on a platter. Dodging consequences is immature. By age 18 you should know all the rules. You should know that driving too fast on icy roads and texting leads to car wrecks. You should know sex without birth control leads to pregnancy and STDs. You should know that skipping school or work won't get you good grades or a steady job.

On the other hand, hard work pays off, and that's a consequence you should understand too. It doesn't always pay off right away, and often not as soon as you want, but hard work always pays off. Putting your butt in the chair and typing every day will get a book written. Going to work every day and doing your job even when your co-workers make your eye twitch will earn you a paycheck. Sanding, and hammering, and measuring, and painting will turn raw wood (or broken tables) into working furniture.

You can fail; but only if you choose to fail by quitting. In the meantime, fairness has nothing to do with it. Decide where you want to go in life, then make the choices that will get you there.


  1. The difference between an accomplishment and and a dream is measured by what you do. Like the blog. Yours was the better of the two I thought..Many do not get ahead today because they lack the determination needed to go the extra mile to get what they want..

  2. The title of this post sparked another idea in my mind: failure is only categorized by failure if you decide so. Think of Thomas Edison, and what he said about all those times he 'failed' to make the light bulb. His response to the question was: "I know now definitely 9000 ways an electric light bulb will not work." We can fail, but what we do with that failure makes all the difference.

    Thanks for the post!

  3. When I was a teacher, I told my class the best way to learn was to fail and then try to figure out why you failed. I don't think 2nd graders really understood. LOL
    I totally agree with your blog Liana. I also enjoyed rictheturtleryan and Tiffany's comments too. You know what they say, If you fail, try and try again.