Theodore Roosevelt once commented,” Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much. Because they live in that gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
Let’s face it, we all make mistakes and fail from time to time. The question is, “Is it possible to view failure from a glass half full (positive) perspective?” I would answer with a resounding “Yes” if you chose to look at a failure as a step toward success. Many times it is by our trials that we progress.
Behind most success stories there lie many incidents of failure. Most people don’t see all the failures. They only see one side of the process. Many believe success is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Those who consistently succeed know better. It’s through these failures and their willingness to move forward that their success is born. Winston Churchill used to say, ” The ability to be successful is the ability to go from failure to failure without giving up.”